Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
Majors: Music and Psychology
Hometown: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Student Organizations: Campus Christian Fellowship, Phi Sigma Pi (honors fraternity), International Club
Why did you choose Truman?
The close-knit environment provided by Truman was one of the biggest reasons I chose this school! It allows me to focus on my studies with professors who truly care about my well-being, while at the same time participate in different activities with my friends. In addition to all the scholarships offered at Truman, the atmosphere here definitely played a big part in my decision.
How has a Truman education prepared you for your career?
I have learned so much about time management and fulfilling my obligations within a given time frame here at Truman! I believe these are essential skills that are important in the working world.
What has been your favorite class so far?
My favorite class so far is definitely my Music Theory class! I’ve never had a theory class this fun before – we compose our own tunes, perform them live during class, watch interesting videos, and we even get to create our own musical instrument.
How has your experience at Truman changed you?
My experience at Truman made me a more outgoing person who is bolder and more courageous. Now I am so much more comfortable speaking out in class and asking questions.
How would you describe your experience making friends?
Everyone here at Truman is so friendly – not just the students, professors, and faculty, but also the overall Kirksville community! People are open and interested about the different cultures and practices of other countries, which provides an opportunity for the international students to share their unique differences.
Contact Esther at firstname.lastname@example.org
"I found it very relaxing to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city and get the chance to enjoy all of the aspects of a smaller town. This town is a wonderful place to enhance your college experience."
– Bethany Williams (’13), Communication major