Senior Profile: Hanna Murchake

Photo courtesy of Hanna Murchake.Photo courtesy of Hanna Murchake.

What is your preferred name?

Hanna Murchake

What is your major and minor?

Psychology major double minor in Gerontology and Sociology

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

The last three years of college I worked as a Resident Assistant as well within Admissions.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

All four years at McDaniel I have participated in the Dance Company and choreographed for last three. I was also the President of Student Alumni Council for three years.

Did you enjoy your time at McDaniel? How?

I absolutely enjoyed being on the Hill. I was able to get to know people that I would have never met while still working towards my dreams.

Who do you think is/was your best mentor(s)?

Dr. Holly Chalk and Alexandra DeJohn. Dr. Chalk pushed me academically while still being supportive while Alex taught me to grow as a leader on campus. Both of them have pushed me to the best that I can be and take risks that have paid off for me in the long run.

What is your best memory at McDaniel?

Anytime I am dancing is a good memory. Dance has been my release from school and work throughout college and I only have happy memories around it. I have danced with many different girls and each day in the studio was always fun and never too serious. Each year people graduate but more come in as well with different styles of dance so I was able to stretch out of my comfort zone.

What were some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

My biggest challenge while here was writing a manuscript for publication while also preparing for graduate school interviews and capstone. The best advice to get through everything is to know your resources and supports. There is nothing that a good night in the library with friends can’t fix when it comes to school.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I will be going to Virginia Tech to get my Master’s in Counseling. Go Hokies!!!

What advice can you give to those not graduating?

As corny as it is enjoy your time here at McDaniel. It goes by way too fast to only be worried about class. Join a club or two just to get out of your comfort zone and meet people that you never would have otherwise.