Featured student: Elise Helfrich

Elise Helfrich
Name: Elise Helfrich
School: Newman University
Hometown: Wright, KS
Major: Biology
A 2020 graduate of Dodge City High School in Dodge City, Kansas, Elise will attend Newman University. Many factors played a part in her decision to enroll.

"I chose to attend Newman University because it has an excellent Biology program and an esteemed reputation within the medical community, which is my desired field of work as a dentist. Of course, it was also greatly important to me that Newman is a Catholic college with resources to help me grow in my faith and share it with others."

As a student at Newman, Elise plans to major in Biology and after graduation, hopes to attend dental school in order to fulfill her dreams of becoming a dentist. 

We asked Elise:

What aspect of your college/university are you most excited about?
I am excited about the small class sizes at Newman because I will be able to really get to know my classmates and professors on a deeper level and establish lasting relationships with them. 

What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

What one tip about the college application process would you share with seniors or their parents?
A tip I would give a senior applying to college is to apply as early as you can so that you don't have to worry about it and you can spend more time applying for outside scholarships. Every penny helps!