Delanie Fohey is from Palmyra, Missouri. She is a health science major with an emphasis in rehabilitation science and a minor in wellness. Delanie will be going to graduate school to pursue her doctorate in physical therapy.
“One piece of advice that I would give incoming students is to ask questions and step out of your comfort zone,” she says. “I was terrified to approach my professors my freshman year, but as time went on, I realized how much they wanted to help me reach my goals in whatever way they can, and they will do the same for you. “
In addition to being a student ambassador, Delanie has been involved in campus organizations such as The Rock Campus Church, Campus Lutheran Church, and Sigma Eta Rho, which is the School of Health Professions Co-Ed fraternity. In her free time, Delanie enjoys many intramural sports, spending time outdoors, photography, and volunteering at the Central Missouri Humane Society.
What made you choose Mizzou?
I chose Mizzou because of the way it quickly made me feel like I was home. During my visit, it was just my family and our tour guide. It felt very personal and like we could ask any questions we had. Mizzou is all about traditions, and being a part of them makes you feel like a family.
What should make students choose Mizzou?
I think the traditions that have been upheld throughout the years should encourage students to choose Mizzou. Traditions like Tiger Walk and Tiger Prowl bring you in and bids farewell to the university. Riding the Tiger and participating in the “MIZ-ZOU” chant unites the alumni and current students. Mizzou makes you feel like you are a part of a family and you always will be.
What residence hall did you live in? Were you in a FIG (freshmen interest group)?
I lived in Respect; I was not in a FIG.
What’s your favorite Mizzou club/organization?
My favorite Mizzou organization is Sigma Eta Rho, which is the School of Health Professions Co-Ed Fraternity.
What has been your favorite class at Mizzou thus far?
My favorite class that I have taken at Mizzou this far is Anatomy.