Extracurricular Activities Complete Liberal Arts Experience

With multiple speech and debate championships under her belt, it’s no surprise Ella Schnake would want to be a lawyer someday. The skills learned from that extracurricular activity pair well with those needed for success in the legal field, but that’s not why she joined the team.

Since her first days on campus, Schnake was purposeful in how she spent her time. She chose activities that would make her a well-rounded person, not for how they may one day affect her career. In addition to the forensics team, she is active with Delta Zeta sorority and Student Government. She also serves as the student representative on University Board of Governors.

Now in her final semester, and with most of the requirements for her degrees out of the way, Schnake has been able to explore areas outside of her majors. She feels like she is “living the liberal arts dream” by taking classes in horsemanship and ballroom dancing.

Check out this installment of “The Spotlight Series” to hear more about Schnake’s Truman experience.