Anna Hoemann is a freshman from College Station, Texas. She is majoring in health science with a minor in wellness. With her degree, she plans to continue on to physical therapy school (hopefully at Mizzou!).
“My advice for incoming students is don’t be afraid to get involved right away!” Anna says. “Finding organizations or clubs you are passionate about can help battle homesickness and instantly give you a group of friends who are interested in the same things as you are. Mizzou has so many different groups to join; there is something for everyone.”
In addition to serving as a School of Health Professions student ambassador, Anna is involved in the Pre-Physical Therapy Organization, Adapted Gymnastics, and College YoungLife.
What is your favorite place on campus?
My favorite place on campus is the Rec. Not only is it a great place to work out, it’s also a good study spot since they have huge tables to spread out.
What has been your favorite Mizzou moment?
My favorite Mizzou moment was at the football games when the student side of the stadium would yell “M-I-Z!” and the alumni side would yell back “Z-O-U!” It reminds me of the school spirit and tradition at Mizzou. It still gives me chills!
When did you know Mizzou was “the one”?
I knew I wanted to go to Mizzou when I was on my tour. Out of all the places I visited, Mizzou was the only place where I could see myself living and being on campus.
What has been your favorite class so far?
My favorite class has been “Intimate Relationships.” I was hesitant about it at first, but it was interesting learning about the “science” behind the many types of relationships people have.
What’s your favorite free-time activity?
My favorite free-time activity is painting. It’s relaxing and gives me a creative outlet.
Why did you choose your major?
“Anatomy and Physiology” was my favorite class in high school. I have always been intrigued with how the body functions and moves. I also am passionate about helping people reach a healthy lifestyle and use their bodies to the best of its abilities. I believe physical therapy incorporates both of those things.
What’s your favorite place to eat in CoMo?
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. The name is kind of strange, but the food is delicious!
Why should students choose Mizzou?
Students should choose Mizzou because of its emphasis on excellence in and out of the classroom. Mizzou offers so many opportunities to get involved academically while also encouraging students to pursue what they love. There are always fellow students and staff cheering you on along the way.