Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in Alumni News and News
Alumni play an important role in helping to recruit new students to the University of Kansas, and the KU Alumni Association works closely with the KU Office of Admissions in these efforts. Each year, the Office of Admissions staffs recruiters to represent KU throughout the state of Kansas an in key territories across the country. We asked each of the admissions reps to share a little information with us so alumni can get to know them.
Today’s post features Bonnie Ewart-Fisher, c’13, a native of Wichita. Bonnie recruits students from Butler, Cowley, Harvey, Sedgwick and Sumner counties in Kansas and from the state of California.
What clubs, organizations or traditions did you participate in as a student?
I was the vice president of the All Scholarship Hall Council and social chair for my scholarship hall, a student senator, and social chair and secretary for the Japanese Student Association. I also studied abroad in Japan and worked for the Office of Study Abroad. And, of course, I went to basketball games!
Name one class you think every KU student should take and why.
Any language class, especially a less common language—KU offers so many opportunities to learn a language and the communities that form around learning these languages are fantastic! You’ll learn to think differently, you’ll be challenged, and you’ll meet some amazingly passionate people.
When did you know you loved KU?
My first night in my scholarship hall freshman year. All of the older residents helped me unpack my car, told me all about campus and were so welcoming—I fell asleep that night while my roommate and I giddily discussed the amazing things we had to look forward to as new Jayhawks.
Describe your perfect day in Lawrence.
My perfect day in Lawrence would be a walk around campus in the fall, followed by a basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse and coffee with all of my friends at Henry’s.
What’s the most important piece of advice you give prospective students?
Get involved in campus life and study abroad! KU is the best place for both of these activities and that’s where I made all of my lifelong friends.
How do you show your Jayhawk pride?
By guiding prospective students to the best opportunities at KU.
Tell us about your involvement with your local Alumni Association chapter and describe how this network can help prospective/current students.
The Alumni Association chapter in Wichita has helped me to know my hometown in a way I never did before—I have a community of professionals behind me to help me with whatever decisions I make. I love that the Alumni Association also helps me out when I’m in California traveling for work—I always know where to go to feel at home and I always have help when I’m planning an event!
How does your KU degree help you in your career and daily life?
The strong academic, research and leadership experience I gained in college is all reflected in my degree. I know wherever I go that my experience is respected because of the quality KU represents.
Click here to visit Bonnie’s page on the Office of Admissions website, which includes her recruitment territories and school visit schedule. Contact Bonnie at 785.864.5213 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org