“I just really felt Missouri Western could offer me so many things in the realm of French.”

Abby Gunn, French Education Major

Education/French

Abby Gunn wants to teach French or English at a high school when she graduates. She chose to attend Missouri Western because of the opportunities that she knew would be available to her as a Griffon. “I actually got to sit in on a French class here [while in high school]. After sitting in the class and getting to meet the head of the department, I just really felt Missouri Western could offer me so many things in the realm of French.”

Athletics

Abby also plays volleyball for Missouri Western and can’t imagine spending her college career doing anything else. “Honestly, putting on a jersey and getting to go represent my school is the coolest thing,” Abby said. “I get to play a sport that I’ve been playing my whole life with my best friends, and I get to do it in a way that gives me competition and pushes me to be a better person, a better athlete, a better leader.”

She is incredibly thankful for the support that she receives at Missouri Western. “Our athletic coaches are basically like moms here,” Abby said. “There is really a community around us that wants us to succeed, and if we’re willing to put in the work and we’re willing to ask for help when we need it, they will offer it.”