Meet Hallie Beck, a freshman agriculture: animal science major from Allerton, Illinois.
Why did you come to Dordt?
I came to Dordt because I came for a couple visits. The visits were what drew me here. Everybody was so friendly--I got to meet some professors from the ag department and some students that were here. I felt so drawn to the community here. My favorite part was getting to meet students here and talk to them about why they liked Dordt and about their daily activities and college life.
What are you enjoying about Dordt so far?
So far, my classes are my favorite part. I enjoy all of them. My favorite class is Intro to Plant Science. I grew up on a farm, so I thought I knew a lot coming here, but I've learned so much more than I thought.
I enjoy my social life too, and all the friends I get to hang out with.
How do you feel that your professors have engaged you?
I feel like all of my professors ask a lot of questions during class and try to get us to discuss what we're talking about. They put us in groups to work together collectively to work through problems.
Is there anything that has surprised you about Dordt?
No, nothing has surprised me so far.
What would you say to a someone from your hometown who is considering Dordt?
You should definitely come here, because you're missing out. (Laughter.) It's a great place to be. When I was deciding to come, I thought it was so far away from home and I didn't think I would like that, but I've just fit in so well with everyone here in the community. Definitely come to Dordt. It's a great place and you learn so much about life in general and through your studies.