As we prepare for Hiram College’s Commencement on Saturday, May 13, 2023, honoring the Class of 2023, we connected with several of our graduating seniors to share some memories and advice from their time on the Hill.

Lyndsey Johns came to Hiram from Garrettsville, OH. Lyndsey is double majoring in marketing and account & financial management in the Scarborough School of Business and Communication. She was involved on campus as the President of the Student Senate, captain of the women’s volleyball team, and was a Student Ambassador with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

How did you first find Hiram College, and what made you interested in attending?

I grew up in Garrettsville, so Hiram has always been around and always has been in the back of my mind that I wanted to go here. More importantly though, I wanted to play volleyball and wanted to continue my athletic career while pursuing my degree. As a student-athlete, I’ve had the chance to meet people, travel, and see new things while developing my leadership skills.

What did you want to achieve by attending college?

I really wanted to step outside my comfort zone. I was never involved with student government in high school so joining Student Senate was one of the scariest things for me, but I ended up really loving it and eventually got involved with the executive board.

Do you recall a Hiram class or professor that had an impact on you as a student?

I think one particular class is my Senior Capstone for marketing. It was a great experience because it let me tie in my future career with marketing as I am going to grad school for higher education administration and student affairs. I learned a lot in this class and was able to do research about something I was really passionate about and really loved.

Who were some of your favorite professors?

I have had so many great professors and have taken many core classes across a ton of different majors. I would have to say, my two accounting professors, Professor Armeni, and Professor Prcela were so helpful during my time at Hiram. They helped me with the entire declaration process and answered all of my questions both inside and outside of the classroom.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I plan on moving in August to Bowling Green State University to purse my master’s degree as part of their college personnel program in higher education administration and student affairs. I will also be in a graduate assistantship as part of the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. My ultimate career goal is to work at a college, maybe even Hiram, and work in academic support or career services.

By Elyse Pitkin