North Central College - Naperville, IL
Speech Communication major

As a first-year student, Hailey helped North Central’s forensics team establish new school records. She credits her early success to her professors, who instilled confidence in her the moment she arrived on campus.

“I’ve met inspirational leaders who believe in my ability to achieve higher goals than I ever could’ve imagined for myself,” she says. “The speech program at North Central makes me feel capable of moving mountains with my voice, which is something I never thought I’d be capable of.”

Hailey enjoys having professors and teammates to turn to whenever a new challenge arises.

“There are highly respected figures in the speech program who will go out of their way to help you with literally anything you need. They genuinely want you to succeed,” she says. “These are the people you want to keep in your life as long as possible.”

Hailey plans to combine her speech communication degree with international business or global studies.