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March Pride of ASU - Emily Hecox

March 01, 2017

 This month’s Pride of ASU is Emily Hecox. Emily is a junior biology/psychology major from Schertz, TX. She is a part of the Rambelle Rugby Club on campus, SGA and various honor societies. 

Name: Emily Hecox

Major: Biology/Psychology double major

Classification: Junior

Graduation: May 2018

Hometown: Schertz, TX

 

How did you learn about ASU?

A few of my relatives graduated from ASU, so I had heard about it through them attending. I had also heard about the Carr Scholarship program through a high school college fair.

Why did you want to attend ASU?

From my first tour of ASU, I instantly fell in love. The town was a perfect size—not too big, not too small. All the faculty and student recruiters were extremely nice. They loved ASU, and it was contagious. When I returned for a second event, my admissions counselor knew my name without hesitation. I was really surprised! I was drawn in by the friendly people, but I stayed because of the Carr Scholarship, the Honors Program, and the biology department. I had heard good things about the Biology program and their fantastic acceptance rate to medical schools. I was impressed by the small class sizes as well. There are so many ways to get involved on ASU’s campus. I loved all the student organizations offered. There were many things that brought me to ASU, but I really felt at home. 

What is your favorite thing about ASU?

My favorite thing about ASU is that I am more than just a number. At bigger universities, there aren’t many personal interactions with professors or faculty. You are mostly just a number on a piece of paper that pays for education. At ASU, this is not true. I feel very welcomed. I am comfortable emailing my professors, dropping by during their office hours, and asking them questions. I know that my professors really care about me and are willing to help me succeed. There are so many support systems in place. The faculty at ASU genuinely cares, and that really sets them apart from other institutions.

What are some of your hobbies?

I spend most of my free time playing rugby. I am a member of the Rambelle Rugby Club on campus. When I am not competing on the rugby field, I spend the rest of my free time reading or doing crafts.

Are you involved in any student organizations?

I am involved in RAMbassadors, Student Government Association, Honors Student Association, and Rambelle Rugby Club. I also sit on the Club Sports Council and am in the Honors Program. I am a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. I am also training to be a Ram Transition Leader at Ram Round-Up this summer for incoming freshman.

Do you work on campus? If so, where and what are your responsibilities?

I have two jobs on campus. I am a tutor on the 3rd floor of the library in Tutor Center, where I am responsible for helping students with general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, principles of biology, and other biology classes. I also work as a lab prep for the biology department, where I am responsible for prepping the lab for the freshman biology classes each week and cleaning up afterwards.

What is one piece of advice you would give to help college students succeed?

The best piece of advice I can give is to GET INVOLVED! Getting involved is so very important. It helps you meet people and form lasting friendships. It also gives you a network of individuals that will support you and your goals. They will pick you up if you need it and help move you forward. Moreover, getting involved builds your resume and shows future employers that you can manage your time wisely. College would not be the same if I had not gotten involved my freshman year.