About Andrea

Andrea Shook

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What is your favorite thing about TTU?

My favorite thing about TTU is the community. There is so much support and kindness here; I don’t know where I’d be without the encouraging professors and lifetime friends I’ve met at TTU.

What is your most memorable TTU experience so far?

This is cheesy, but I really loved being an SOA last summer! It is seriously the best job I’ve ever had and I got to meet so many awesome people because of it.

How did you choose your major?

I was unsure about my major until sophomore year, when I took an Intro to Sociology course. My professor was (and is) amazing and because of her encouragement, I chose Sociology with a concentration in Social Work. My dream has always been to help other people better their lives and this degree gets me one step closer to that!

What is your favorite meal at TTU?

My favorite meal here is a grilled chicken wrap on spinach from Mondo Subs! Ask for the Mondo sauce, it’s killer.

Advice for incoming college freshman from your experience so far?

GET INVOLVED! You will learn a lot in your classes, but you will make memories and learn so many life skills when you’re involved in campus organizations. We have almost 200 organizations/clubs, I promise there is something for you!

What is your favorite TTU Tradition and why?

The Blizzard! I love going to our annual Blizzard game because how often do you get to throw toilet paper in the air with hundreds of other people at a basketball game?

What kind of extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus and in the community?

I am currently the chapter president of a sorority on campus and a new initiate of Order of Omega. I am on the leadership team at Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship and am a Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences (Student Government Association). I am also a Student Admissions Representative for TTU and I volunteer weekly at my church here in Cookeville.

What movie star would you play in a movie? Why?

I would play Katniss Everdeen, because she’s probably the most confident character ever.

What was your biggest mistake as a freshman? What did you learn from that experience?

Learning to manage my time was definitely one of my biggest challenges freshman year, but it taught me to prioritize and to make wise decisions about how I spent my time.

What is your favorite book?

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers