Vanessa Cornwall - Former Posts
Fall 2008 Post:
"As the year started, I began to encounter some difficulties that I did not know how to handle. I worked abroad this summer and returned with only three days to pack before I left for university. I found myself unprepared which added to the stress of living away from home. Though I had always had freedom in high school, living away from my parents gave me more freedom than I had previously known. Keeping focused was a challenge for me in the beginning, but living in a sorority helped me balance my social and academic lives. My professors, friends, advisor, and staff from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences all helped me prepare myself, settle in, and discover the campus."
"My first semester at the University of Idaho has been everything I hoped it would be. Coming from a small school, I was intimidated by the size of the campus and the number of students enrolled in the University of Idaho. I quickly realized that Moscow was a tight-knit community where anyone was willing to help you succeed. With some help from my Pi Beta Phi sisters, I was able to adapt to campus life. Being Greek made it easier to get to know other students and create good study habits, but the classroom environment of the University of Idaho helped as well. At this university, the classroom is a safe place to share ideas and opinions. Professors are eager and willing to help their students. Students respect one another and their professors making it easy to learn. This semester, I was only enrolled in smaller classes which I enjoyed because I got to know my classmates on a more personal level. The University of Idaho is the only university I could imagine being a part of. The students and staff are full of pride for their school and with good reason. This university provides the perfect balance between academics and fun, often times mixing the two. I am proud to be one of the many Idaho Vandals."