Jul 15, 2011

Student Profile: Julie Teeple

Name: Julie Teeple

Grade Year: Senior in Academics, Junior in Athletics

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Major(s): Marketing and Management

Hometown: Versailles, MO

What clubs/activities are you involved in at Columbia College?
I am an At-Large Representative in SGA, a member of the Homecoming Steering Committee, I am on the Athletic Council Board, I play volleyball and basketball, and I was on a team that competed and won both dodgeball and ultimate frisbee intramurals. My goal this next semester is to start a Red Cross Club on campus.

What is your favorite part about Columbia College?
I love Columbia College and I know I couldn’t have been happier with a different choice. My favorite part about Columbia College is the classroom size. There are about 20-30 students in a classroom so it makes it easy and comfortable to talk and ask questions to your professors. They really care about each and every one of their students.

Where is your favorite studying spot on campus? 
My favorite studying spot on campus is probably my room because I have to have complete silence when I study.

What is your favorite subject at Columbia College? 
My favorite subject at Columbia College is marketing or any class that Sean Seibert teaches. He is an amazing professor and he makes learning fun.

What job are you hoping to get when you graduate?
This summer I spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. for a Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program. I got the opportunity to learn about the American Red Cross and talk with some amazing people on why they work for the ARC. I now have to hold two blood drives a year on Columbia College’s campus and in doing this I will be working closely with the ARC. I really enjoyed the program and I’m hoping that by volunteering with them now, it will open up job opportunities for after I graduate.

What’s something that you are very passionate about?
I would have to say that I am very passionate about playing volleyball. It is something I will always love to do.

If you could have dinner with any three people (real or fictitious/ from any time period, dead or alive), which three people would you choose and why?
This is a tough question because there are so many people I would love to have dinner with that I would never have the chance to in real life. I would choose Rosa Parks because I want to know what it was like to stand up, or should I say “sit down” for her own rights and beliefs, along with all other African Americans. I would also choose Bill Clinton because the man is a genius. I don’t like discussing politics but he is the only president to end his term with a budget surplus. Lastly, I would invite Adam Sandler because he is hilarious and an awesome actor. I love him in Billy Madison- it’s my all-time favorite movie…a classic.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? 
I wish I could play golf. I just don’t have the patience for it right now, but I want to learn eventually because it’s a sport you can play for a lifetime.

What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
I am the baby of my family and I was very mischievous when I was younger. For example, I once rode my tricycle up the street to my neighbor’s house, fully unclothed. I think I was 3 or 4 years old.

Who is the one person that helped to make you who you are today?
The one person who has helped to make me who I am today is my mother. She is my best friend and she would do anything for me. She’s the one who instilled into me the values I follow today. My mother is the most supportive and influential person in my life. I love her!!