Junior from Severna Park, Maryland
Major: Elementary education in the College of Education and Human Development
Campus Involvement: 2011 Quest Assistant, Member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, University 100 peer instructor and a resident assistant
Like so many other students, Holly Mueller had heard great things about the challenging yet fulfilling academic offerings at Radford University. She also knew the university had a well-respected elementary education program.
Weighing all her educational options and considering all she had heard, Mueller decided to check out Radford University for herself.
“As soon as I walked onto campus I knew this was where I wanted to be. It’s so beautiful and the people are so welcoming. I just felt at home,” Mueller said.
For Mueller, coming to Radford University was a chance to reinvent herself.
“Being five hours away from home, and not knowing anyone, and never having lived anywhere else, I got the chance to be whoever I wanted,” she said. “After getting settled into college life and getting involved with various aspects of New Student Programs, including becoming a Quest Assistant and peer instructor, I discovered that my passion for helping others was strengthened. That is what is so great about Radford University; there are so many opportunities for students to discover who and what they want to be.”
Majoring in elementary education weds Mueller’s appreciation for teachers and love of working with kids.
“I love watching a child’s face light up when he or she understands something,” Mueller says.
After Radford University, she plans to continue her education, pursuing a master’s degree in special education and then a career teaching underprivileged children in either Southwest Virginia or closer to her hometown in Maryland.