Name: Amber Welfle
Hometown: Norwalk, OH
Major: Computer Science and Business Administration
Involvement: Dean’s Student Advisory Board, Volleyball, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Student Athletic Advisory Council, Student Ambassadors, Heidelberg Leadership Experience, computer programming tutor
Why did you choose Heidelberg?
“I was first attracted to Heidelberg because of its closeness to home. It had small class sizes, a small campus and I knew I’d get that one on one experience with professors. Volleyball was also a big thing that got me here. I came on a visit and liked it instantly.”
Who is your mentor on campus?
“I have a lot of mentors. That’s a great thing about Heidelberg, that everyone is always willing to help you. Coach Jason Miller has always been there for me for both volleyball and school related issues.”
What has been your favorite Berg experience?
“There’s been so many, but winning the conference championship with volleyball this year was amazing. It’s always exciting having the wrestling team as our fan base, but for everyone that came out there was so much Heidelberg spirit. For my last season it was great that we could win the conference.”
How has being a student-athlete impacted your experience at Heidelberg?
“It definitely pushes you to organize your academic life a lot more, which is great. Volleyball does take a lot of time, but it also makes you much more organized. Being on a team, I have a whole other family inside my Heidelberg family. I definitely love my volleyball team and I couldn’t imagine not knowing them.”
What is your advice to underclassmen?
“Get involved in as many ways as possible. Try different groups, branch out and make new friends. Work hard at everything you do but make sure you have fun too. It's all about balance. Don't take yourself too seriously and learn to laugh at your mistakes.”
What are your post-graduation plans?
“I’m graduating this semester and I’m still looking at graduate schools for next fall. Right now I’m considering going for my M.B.A, but that is definitely subject to change. I’ve also looked at IT programs and education. I’ll work at home next semester while I work through the application process.”