I love Hillsdale for many reasons, but as a student I most loved the core curriculum, the relationships I built with the professors, and the friends I made across campus. Some of my favorite memories include football games under the lights, supporting my friends in the arts, and passing out chocolate in the library. Hillsdale taught me to articulate my thoughts, to understand what I believe and why I believe it, and to be unafraid of hard questions and difficult answers. One of the best parts about my job is the opportunity to articulate Hillsdale’s mission and the impact the people here have had on my life.— Jenny Pridgeon
After hearing about Hillsdale since the age of six from her great uncles and a great aunt, Jenny visited Hillsdale College as a junior in high school and was sold. Unsure as to her major, she enjoyed history, art, and chemistry classes before deciding on political science. Between on-campus jobs, involvement with campus ministry, and attempting 3-pointers as a member of an intramural basketball team, Jenny loved the academic rigor of classes and the deep friendships with her fellow students.