Paying a Visit to the College Life

As a Legacy Intern with the Kauffman Scholars program this summer, I have the privilege of honoring Ewing Kauffman by supporting high school students in their transition to postsecondary education. A large portion of our summer is spent assisting with the college campus tours, in which high school seniors are exposed to the academic resources and social aspects of various higher education institutions. This year, there have been 16 college tours in which Kauffman Scholars students have been able to attend from our list of 23 network institutions.

I was able to participate in three of the tours: University of Central Missouri, State Fair Community College and Northwest Missouri State University. As a soon-to-be senior at the University of Central Missouri, showing students around my very own college campus and being able to provide them insight from an older Kauffman Scholar’s standpoint was an experience that filled me with gratitude. I appreciate being able to share my wisdom with younger students as they prepare for their transition into freshman year, just like previous Kauffman Scholars did for me.

Below are some of the images staff and students have shared on Twitter during the campus tours this summer. Be sure to follow us at #KSICampusTours16 as we wrap up our visits for the year.

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Marquita is a Kauffman Scholar and student at the University of Central Missouri, majoring in Health Studies and Community Health with a minor in Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, shopping, traveling and spending time with her sorority sisters.