Rebekah Sigman

Rebekah Sigman

Rebekah:
"I could not imagine attending any other institution."

Rebekah Sigman, 2015
Theater
Bastian, VA

Why UVa-Wise?
After attending governor’s school here the summer before my junior year of high school, I could not imagine attending any other institution. Living here for three weeks during that time allowed me to have an immersive experience rare to anyone looking into colleges. Through that time, I was able to get a perspective on the most important aspect when choosing a college- the education. No other college could have offered me the experiences and skill development that I have received here.

Favorite Events
(1) I have had the opportunity to study abroad for two short trips to Italy. The price of the trips were unbeatable, but the quality of experiences was as well. These trips allowed me to explore the world in an educational setting with equally as passionate people.

(2) The lighting of Crockett Hall is an event that I look forward to every year. Not only do I love Christmas, but I also love seeing the school come together, put away any stresses, and spend an evening appreciating the season and all it has to offer.

Favorite Class / Professor
As a member of the Peake Honor’s Program, I have had the opportunity to go on many trips with that organization. As such, Dr. Adrian, the director of the program, has had an enormous impression on my growth as a student and as a person. One of his classes, Italian Renaissance, is one of my favorite classes. I have never deeply studied that time period of art and growth as in depth as I did in that course. By taking that class, I started an interest in an area that would not have occured other wise.

Michael Hunt has been another of my favorite professors. No other person, educator or not, has challenged my intellectual growth as he has.

Activities / Events  

  • Vice President of the Student Ambassadors
  • Freshmen Mentor for the Peake Honor’s Program’s session of freshmen seminar (as well as a member of the program)
  • Active participant in the theater department, typically as stage manager

"No other college could have offered me the experiences and skill development that I have received here."

Rebekah Sigman
Class of 2015

Rebekah Sigman