Pioneer Profile

E’mari Zollicoffer '20

Majors: Communication and Theatre Arts
Minor: German

What made you choose this major?

Theater is something I’ve been doing for a very long time and I talk way too much for me to not have a degree in communication. As for my minor, German is something I took in high school and had a knack for it ever since.

How has what you’ve learned prepared you for your future?

Time management and organization is key. My courses also prepared me for the real-world issues and struggles I’ll have in the profession that I’ve picked.

What opportunities have you had to work closely with a faculty member and what impact has that had on your education?

I’ve had the same German teacher since I’ve been here and learning a language is already a struggle within itself, so I can’t imagine how I’d cope if it wasn’t for her. She’s available past office hours and when my book was taking forever to ship she took it upon herself to hunt me down a quicker website and book. To this day, I’m forever grateful.

What’s a unique experience you’ve had relating to the coursework for your major?

German is set up in an interesting way so I’d have to say the way that it’s set up. It’s also taught in a way that sticks with you for a long time. As long as I studied, I didn’t really have to worry about losing the information given and how often I was able to use my German skills.

How has Carroll enriched your growth as a person outside of the skills you’re learning in the classroom?

I have a job on campus working for my field of theater. When I’m not working, I’m usually studying in the Learning Commons or rehearsing for roles in shows here or at the theater nearby. I’m also in the mentor/mentee program for cultural diversity.

Why did you choose to attend Carroll University?

I’ve been introduced to so many great people and opportunities that I know I wouldn't have been able to obtain if I went to any other school.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

College, no matter where you go, is all about what you make it.

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