About Chelsea

Chelsea Watkins

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What is your favorite thing about TTU?

I love the size of the campus and school. Not too big, not too small... Just right! Oh, and I love the school colors. Purple Pride!

What is your most memorable TTU experience so far?

The day I joined by sorority at TTU, it’s my favorite memory!

How did you choose your major?

For the longest time, I debated between being a nurse or a special education teacher… but eventually decided I would just stick with nursing. After taking “Intro to Exercise and Physical Wellness”, I discovered that Occupational Therapists have the best of both worlds.. I would be able to be involved with Health Care in some ways while working with Special Needs children and adults. So I quickly changed my major!

What is your favorite meal at TTU?

Papa John’s Individual Pepperoni Pizza’s. Yum!

Advice for incoming college freshman from your experience so far?

Be involved and have FUN! Four years goes by way too fast, don’t spend your time wishing it away.

What is your favorite TTU Tradition and why?

Homecoming Week is by far one of my favorite weeks of the entire year. The activities and excitement around campus is so much fun!

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

On campus I am involved in a sorority, member of the Tech Activities Board (TAB), and Exercise and Physical Wellness (EXPW) Club. By being involved with organizations on campus, it gives you a lot of great opportunities to be involved in the community.

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

Sandra Bullock. I love that woman.. She is a hoot!

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

Well… besides not choosing to come to Tennessee Tech my first semester as a freshman, I would say not being involved. It sounds very cliché, but it’s extremely true! I wasn’t involved with any organizations so I really didn’t do a whole lot on campus besides go to class, go to the Fitness Center, or hang out with friends occasionally. When I made the decision to get involved I met some of the most amazing people and had some amazing opportunities to do work around campus and in the community.

What is your favorite book?

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee