by Kendell Combs

Choosing a college can be intimidating.

I know this firsthand, because I applied to nearly 15 colleges during my senior year in high school. Quite honestly, the thought of attending such a large university like Purdue was daunting. I didn’t know how a girl from a hometown of only 200 people would find her place in the mix of 30,000 students.

All of my worries subsided after my visit to Purdue University’s College of Agriculture. The staff and students on campus made me feel at home and happily answered all the questions my family and I had. The weight lifted off my chest and I knew that I would find a community when I stepped on campus for my first day as a freshman. I was honestly surprised to know there are many students who do not come from a “traditional farm,” and this allowed me to realize you can make your mark no matter where you come from.

The College of Agriculture has become a huge part of my life and I am grateful for all the opportunities that have opened up for me because I chose to spend my collegiate career here.

Kendell Combs
Kendell Combs