My name is Renee Tillman and I am a freshman studying speech and hearing science. I grew up in Altamont, IL. Something unique about my 4-H House experience is that I have the pleasure of living in the house with my older sister, Rachel. But even more unique is the fact that I am not in the College of ACES, I am in AHS, or applied health sciences.
Last semester I had two classes with girls from the house who are also in the College of AHS. It was really nice to sit in a lecture of 600 students and know at least one friendly face. This semester I am blessed to be in a class with five other 4-H girls. Since I am the only 4-H House girl In many of my classes, I have the opportunity to share what the house is like and meet a lot of new people. I am able to have a supportive group of girls that I can come home to, but also get to meet a lot of neat people that have majors similar to mine.
Overall, living at 4-H House has given me the confidence to meet new people. I don’t know how I would have ever been able to adjust to this campus life without the support of the 4-H House girls. Currently I am the House’s historian and assistant secretary. On campus I am a part of the National Student Speech Hearing Language Association and a Bailey scholar.