Augusta University's Fall 2020 commencement

Graduate Q&A:
Kayla Churchill

Augusta University is celebrating its spring, summer and fall graduates this week.

The university is proud to present the commencement ceremony as a live webcast. View all three ceremonies Friday, Dec. 11.

Kayla Churchill is proudly receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the James M. Hull College of Business.

Where is your spot in jagNation?

“My name is Kayla Churchill. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration. I am also a Women’s Leadership Academy participant and a Hull Scholar.”

What's your favorite spot on campus?

“I love the courtyard where the big fountain is behind all the administrative buildings.”

What are some gems you've learned as a student?

“You can’t hurt anything by asking. Professors and administrative staff won’t bite and the worst they can say is no. Also, the best time to be at the library is 1 a.m. Going to the library is severely underrated and I got my best studying done there in the wee hours of the morning. Also, study abroad. It’s not too expensive, a great way to get some credits and you’ll make some of your best friends.”

What are you looking forward to after graduating?

“Having my evenings free after work.”

What’s your favorite thing about JagNation?

“The community. I’ve met some really awesome people and made great memories.”

How did you make your mark on campus?

“Trying to take every opportunity that came to me and be kind in every situation.”

What's something the average person wouldn't guess about you?

“I’m a huge clean freak. I love to have my space clean.”

How do you like to spend your time outside of campus?

“I love spending time with family and friends, going on dates with my fiancé, watching movies with my roommates, traveling, reading and playing with my cat.”

who would you credit for helping you navigate through college?

“I owe it all to Melissa Furman at Hull College. She’s my savior. I would not be where I am without her friendship and guidance.”

What would you recommend to students who are beginning their AU journey?

“Don’t be shy. Talk to the person next to you in class, participate in clubs and extracurriculars and study abroad. Also, take one of Dr. Marsha Loda’s classes before you graduate.”

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Written by Stacey Eidson

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