Alexis Hartzell

  • Undergraduate Major(s): Nursing
  • Hometown: Kent City, MI


Why did you decide to attend college?

To get a degree in what I am passionate about, make new friends, and grow as an individual.

How did you learn that you were a first generation college student?

By knowing my parents did not attend college.

What support system or mentors do you have in college?

I have my family and friends as my college support system.

What were your personal, family or community strengths that motivated you to attend college?

I wanted to go above and beyond my small town community and be something bigger so I chose to attend FSU. My family also pushed me to get a degree so I could be successful in what I care about.

What has surprised you most about your college experience so far?

How many friends I have made!

What do you hope that you can do with your bachelor’s degree?

I hope I can work in a hospital setting and inspire others to do what they are passionate about.

What advice do you have to a new first generation college student considering or pursuing a degree at Ferris?

To always be you and study hard!