Helping the next class of Knights thrive

NAME: Maia Augustine
CLASS YEAR: 2023
HOMETOWN: Cedar Rapids
MAJOR: Exercise science

INVOLVEMENT ON CAMPUS: Dance Marathon, Homecoming Committee, Ambassadors, Orientation Staff

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE EXERCISE SCIENCE: When I came on my visit, it was very clear that it was a great fit for me. I have always been interested in athletics and sciences and after meeting with lots of professors, faculty, and students, I was drawn even further into the program.

WHAT DREW YOU TO JOIN THE ORIENTATION STAFF :I had such an enjoyable and memorable experience, and I wanted to make sure the incoming Knights had the same experience. Being around people has always been something I enjoyed and the desire to help others has always been natural for me.  

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING ON ORIENTATION STAFF: My favorite about being on orientation staff is getting to know so many people including new students and the other leaders.

Maia Augustine

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST THIS YEAR: Being back on campus. With everything that has been going on, it feels good to be back around such a great community. I’m thrilled to spend more time with friends that I met here at Wartburg and did not get to see over the summer. I am also excited to start my new classes because they are more specific to my major.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR THE INCOMING FIRST-YEARS: Make the most out of every opportunity you have on campus!

WHY IS WARTBURG WORTH IT: The individualized learning that Wartburg’s small class sizes offer.