Campus Celebrity: Megan Wharff

This week's Campus Celebrity is a grad student was drawn to UNI because of it's small size and great opportunities. She has fallen in love with it even more throughout her journey here because of the relationships she has built with peers, professors, and advisors. She even met her fiance at UNI! Meet this week's Campus Celebrity: Megan Wharff!

Name: Megan Wharff

Hometown: Urbandale, IA

Year in school: First year graduate student

Major: Communication Studies

Job: Reader/Scribe for Student Disability Services; Youth Associate for Lutheran Services of Iowa

Favorite Food: Dark chocolate

What is your favorite part of UNI? Well first I’d have to say UNI was where I met my fiancée, so I love that about it!  I also love UNI because of the community and relationships I have built with my professors, advisors and peers. 

Why did you choose UNI? I chose UNI because of its size.  I felt very comfortable with the smaller community at UNI, but also felt I would have the opportunities that larger universities can provide.

What is your favorite college memory? My favorite college memory would have to be UNI beating Kansas in the NCAA tournament during my junior year.  The campus and Cedar Falls seemed to come alive after the game.  All of the sudden people all over the country were discovering Iowa’s best-kept secret!

What are your plans after UNI?  I plan to become a professor of Communication and eventually pursue a doctoral degree.

What activities are you involved with on campus?  During my undergraduate years, I was involved with the Student Admissions Ambassadors, the Honors Student Advisory Board, Concert Chorale, and the UNI Children’s Choir.

What is your dream job? My dream job is to teach communication classes at a university with a size and a teaching philosophy similar to UNI. 

What do you like to do in your free time? I love to read, (for pleasure not for class!) sing, rent movies, and catch up on my favorite TV shows.

Any inspiring quotes or sayings you like to life by? I really love the idea that you should do one thing every day that scares you, even if it’s something little.  I’ve really tried to become more brave during my college years and it has helped me grow so much.