Andrya Hanmore ’25
Hometown: Kent, OH
“The professors, administrators, and fellow students want you to succeed, and they will do everything in their power to make sure you are doing your best and are on track,” says Andrya Hanmore ’25. As a student-athlete, Hanmore depends on building relationships with her teammates and her professors. Because of Hiram’s community, Hanmore has flourished, “My high school was on the smaller side. When you have a smaller campus, you have a smaller class size, which means you know your professors more personally and they know your name. That was the main thing I wanted out of a school.”
Hanmore will be starting her second season with Hiram’s Women’s Volleyball team and will be taking two nutrition classes this summer. After switching her major to Nursing in the fall, she was behind in two classes. Although one was offered in the summer, the other was not. Instead of Hanmore being pushed back a year, Hiram offered the opportunity to take both courses over the summer. “It was so thoughtful and helpful. I know I couldn’t have had any help like that at a big school,” she says.
In her free time, Hanmore volunteers at her local Animal Protective League.
Andrya’s advice for prospective students:
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions or get help inside and outside of class. A lot of the people are going through the same things as you, but they might be too afraid to speak up. And try to get yourself out there and make friends! It will help in the long run and you’ll have more fun.!