“The faculty and staff are very supportive here, and they are always available if I need help.”
Name: Sophia Keeney
Academic Program: Associate of Arts in General Studies
What is your hometown? Van Buren, MO
Why did you choose to attend Missouri State-West Plains? I chose Missouri State-West Plains because I can use my A-plus scholarship and stay close to home.
How would you describe your experience here? So far, my experience has been great. The students and faculty genuinely want you to succeed, and it is a positive environment to be in.
What has been your favorite thing about Missouri State-West Plains? My favorite thing about Missouri State-West Plains is the small class sizes because instructors can pay more attention to each student.
What has been your favorite course, and why? My favorite class I have taken so far is American Citizenship and Democracy. I learned about essential topics in politics and how they affect me.
How have faculty and staff helped you during your time at Missouri State-West Plains? The faculty and staff are very supportive here, and they are always available if I need help.
How did you choose your major? I knew that I was not certain about a major, so I decided that General Studies would allow me to explore different options.
What have you learned from Missouri State-West Plains that will help you succeed in your education, career or life? I have learned that it is okay to not know exactly what you want to do, but always apply yourself in everything that you do.
What are your plans after graduation? After graduation, I plan to transfer to Missouri State in Springfield to get my bachelor’s degree.