Dec 28, 2011

Melody Buersmeyer

Name: Melody Buersmeyer
Grade Year: Senior
Degree: Bachelor’s
Major(s): Business Administration, Minor in Human Resources
Hometown: Westphalia, MO
What’s the best thing about being a student at Columbia College?: The caring and competent staff that go above and beyond, especially the teachers.
How do you serve your community, your college, or your country?: I volunteer at the library and am on their Friends of the MRRL Library Board. I serve my country by voting in every election. I volunteer at the local school and church. I serve my college by being an active participant in each class and encourage other students to do so as well. 
If you could design a course at Columbia College for fun, what would it be called?: The “You Can Do It” guide to going back to school after 30 years. Yes, it can be done.
What do you value most in life?: The relationship with my mom and my granddaughter. They both show me daily how to appreciate and enjoy everyday life. They have taught me the meaning of unconditional love. My mom is the most caring, loving, most genuinely sincere person I know and I treasure all I've learned from her.
Most people don’t know that…I like all kinds of music and love to dance to them all.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? How does a degree from Columbia College fit into those goals?: I see myself using my degree, along with my servant’s heart, to make a difference in other’s lives. With my diploma in hand, it will open doors for me that were not available to me before.
Who inspires you?: My mom and her unending positive spirit.
When you’re not studying or fulfilling other obligations, how do you spend your leisure time?: Flower gardening or reading.
What makes you laugh?: Playing with my 4-year-old granddaughter.