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Will Donahue

Class of

2016

My hometown is

Naperville, Ill.

My major(s):

Undecided (creating a POE)

I'm involved in:

President of Interfaith Council, member of Public Affairs Institute

After I graduate I plan to

I want to work in Advocacy in some capacity

My favorite place on campus is

The Chapel, because I love to practice in there alone for voice lessons, and also the Rotunda, because it gives a panoramic view of campus

Some of my favorite professors include

Dr. Lorenz – I went to Europe with his Spring Term Class, and have worked with him for the Public Affairs Institute. He helped connect me with my internship in D.C., which really showed his willingness to take students’ ideas and make them happen.

So far, my favorite class(es) has/have been

English 101 opened my eyes to analytic skills and creative thought, and that can really help you in every step of your life.

My greatest accomplishment at Alma is

I did a faith-based advocacy internship in Washington, D.C., with the Columbian Center for Advocacy and Outreach. Living in a city with all kinds of different cultures while experiencing how the government is controlled was a huge immersion into adulthood for me—it really gave me a taste of what I might want to do with my life. I’m proud of the fact that I stepped up and took this opportunity. The people I met there are contacts I will continue to connect with beyond my years at Alma. It really shows that at Alma, we establish our careers and get our names out even while we’re still students.

I'd advise an Alma freshman to

Step out of your comfort zone.

I'd tell a student considering coming to Alma

Don’t be afraid of the small school, because there is great comfort in knowing people wherever you go. Being well-connected on a small campus is very beneficial to your progress—at Alma you can connect with many people of different interests.

What I like most about studying at Alma is

The overwhelming Scottish pride!