"I have had such a great experience with the faculty and staff here. They are very accessible and bend over backward to support their students."
I’ve lived in Abilene for the past 10 years working as a physical therapist. I work right across the street from the Physician Assistant building, so when I saw the sign go up, it inspired me to go back to school.
As a physical therapist, I know the musculoskeletal part of the body really well, but I wanted to learn to do more. Having HSU in this community made that possible for me.
I have had such a great experience with the faculty and staff here. They are very accessible and bend over backward to support their students. I really do think they would do whatever it takes to help me and other students succeed. I already knew several faculty members outside of school. Now that I am a student, they see me on campus and always take the time to ask me how things are going.
A few weeks ago I went to visit my nephew who attends another, larger university. Even though we had a fun experience watching a big school’s football game, he’s feeling very isolated as a new student. He has had a hard time establishing community. At a school the size of HSU, I don’t think that’s a problem. There are so many ways to meet faculty and students. Because it is a smaller campus, I feel like it’s easier to jump right in and be a part of a community. For me, HSU is family.