Lauren Terry grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and loved the all-girls school she attended for nine years. However, she did not want to go to college in Ohio.
“My mother preferred I come to Wittenberg,” Terry says. “I came with the understanding that if I didn’t like it, I had the option to transfer.”
She stayed. To balance the academic side of her college life, Terry joined IMANI, the university gospel choir, Concerned Black Students, a social awareness organization, participated in several leadership roles and landed a job with the admission office where she has managed the admission telephone team and worked at the front desk.
In high school, Terry worked with children with special needs and with juvenile delinquents at a local Jewish Community Center, and learned that she liked to help others. A major in psychology seemed a perfect fit, and her passion for writing led her to minor in English.
“I love to write poetry and put my own spin on things,” she says.
Terry’s plans for the future include studying abroad in Italy fall semester of her senior year, and graduate school for her master’s and Ph.D. in psychology following graduation.
“Witt feels like home away from home,” Terry says. “During my time here I’ve learned to analyze and appreciate all parts of different situations. I’ve learned perseverance, grown in leadership skills, and I’ve made lifelong friends.”
- Written by Phyllis Eberts '00
- Photo by Robbie Gantt