Name: Kaitlin McKibben
Hometown: Waynesboro, Virginia
Major: Music Education, oboe
Involvement at ONU: I am involved as the principal oboe in Wind Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, am in marching band (tenor sax), and play oboe for the student woodwind quintet. I am active in Delta Omicron, Kappa Kappa Psi, and OCMEA.
Why did you choose ONU: I chose ONU because it gave me the opportunity to move outside of Virginia and explore music more definitely. As soon as I stepped onto campus I realized that ONU was where I was meant to be. Although I miss the mountains of Virginia, I know that ONU was the perfect choice for me.
Why do you like ONU: I like how easy it is to fit in here at ONU. On my first day on campus, people were coming up to me asking where I was from and what my major was. These people have become some great friends, and I've only been here a few weeks. Also, the professors are friendly and willing to help in any way they can. They learn your name, and you are treated like an individual instead of just another student in the class. I love ONU, and this has definitely been a fantastic choice for me!
Future plans after graduation: I plan to either become a general music teacher in an elementary school or to continue to grad school to study Music Therapy.