Elizabeth Beckett

Student Info

Graduation Year:
Spring 2018
Hometown:
East Lansing, Michigan

How did you decide on RCAH?
I visited a few small liberal arts colleges and really liked the close-knit and supportive community, but I was afraid it would get too small and not have enough larger resources. At MSU, I found RCAH which really gave me the best of both worlds. I can utilize the resources of a large B1G university and also the small classes and relationships provided by RCAH.

What are your academic interests?
Along with my Arts and Humanities degree, I am pursuing minors in French and Nutritional Studies. I enjoy learning about how food influences culture and vice versa. My background in French also supports my study of other cultures.  

What are your favorite aspects of the RCAH experience?
I love the location and the community. I feel immense support from my classmates and professors all right in the same building. I love being challenged to think about subjects from multiple perspectives and support my results with research. Also being able to share those findings through the RCAH Showcases has been a very unique experience. I have learned so many lifelong skills through RCAH, such as writing, communication and expression.

What are your future plans?
I plan on going to Graduate School to study Higher Education and Administration. I hope to work with university alumni and keep them connected with the university.  

What are your hobbies and interests within and outside of RCAH?
I am a RA in Snyder-Phillips Hall and really enjoy being a mentor to RCAH Freshman. Other than that I like playing tennis, going to theater productions, and walking on campus.

Have you ever taken part in Study Abroad/Study Away at MSU? If so, which programs?
The summer of 2015, I went on a Study Abroad to Tours, France for a French Language and Culture emersion program. It was a very rewarding experience because I stayed with a host family and got to actually live and experience the culture instead of just visiting like my previous trips to France.