You are here

Honors Peer Mentor: Analise Best

Analise Best, Honors Peer MentorHometown: Staunton, IL

Majors: Music Liberal Arts & Communication Sciences and Disorders

What do you like most about being an Honors student?

My favorite thing about being an Honors student is the community of the Honors College as a whole.  My freshman year I was nervous to move hours away from home, but the Honors College really provided a sense of having a home away from home and made the transition to college almost seamless!  The faculty in our dorm building is also amazing.  They are always there for you and anything you need.

Leadership and involvement at STATE:

On campus throughout my freshman and sophomore years, I have been involved in the Honors Council as Secretary, the Marching Band as Piccolo Section Leader, the School of Music Student Council as Vice President, a Group Exercise Instructor at the Student Recreation Center, Honors Peer Mentor/Transition Mentor, Student Philanthropy Organization, Student Theatre Association, Bountiful Books, NAfME, Wind Orchestra, Sycamore Singers, Women’s Choir, Flute Studio, and Basketball Band.

What advice do you have for incoming Honors students?

My biggest piece of advice is do something that makes you uncomfortable.  If you are nervous about going to a club’s callout meeting, go anyway!  This could end up being the best part of your college career.  If you’re nervous about going to an event on campus, go anyway!  You could have the time of your life or even meet your best friend there!  Just do something out of your comfort zone because you are not the only person that is going to be nervous about something.  There are plenty of other freshmen in the exact same place and thinking the same thoughts as you!