Graphic Design: Trent Emerson


My name is Trent Emerson. I’m a sophomore graphic design major from Skyview High School. When I came on my visit, I had no idea what I wanted to study yet. My first semester when I came here I chose to be undecided, which meant I took a few classes, um, figuring out what my strengths were and how I could apply them to different majors, and I ended up choosing graphic design, and I’ve been loving it so far. When I was a freshman, I thought that we’d be the bottom of the food chain. There’s a lot of ways that surprised me how included we were and a lot of people came up to me and said, “I’m glad you’re here at NNU,” “we’re so glad that you could come.” And I’m very glad I chose to come here. My experience at NNU has been a challenging one, and I know that people in high school are thinking “college is going to be so hard,” and “I’m not sure if I want to do that, or tackle a private institution for one.” But, um, being at NNU has challenged me in a lot of ways that have really affected who I am in a very positive way. Living on campus has challenged me to become an individual, and separate from my parents. Although my house is about five minutes from campus, I do feel like I’m in a different place, and I feel like choosing to live on campus has helped me become a man.

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