Junior member Allie Keck is an individual with a unique story. She transferred to Illinois State University this semester as a public relations major. Keck has a passion for people, writing, and undeniable musical talent.
Tell us about yourself.
I am 20 years old and from a small town in central Illinois called Neoga, which is about two hours away from Bloomington, Ill. I chose to major in public relations because I am a people person, and I love to write. The only organization I am involved in on campus is the ISU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, and I am so glad I decided to join. My dream job is to work in the public relations department for any music or record company.
What are you passionate about?
My passion is music. I have been singing since I was able to talk. Singing is something that I pursue outside of my regular coursework. I perform whenever I can and to whomever will listen. I play three different instruments: the piano, ukulele, and my favorite, the guitar. I have played the guitar for about five years, and it is kind of a comfort blanket for me when I perform on stage.
Why did you choose ISU?
ISU was the only school to which I applied. I loved the campus, and I heard nothing but great reviews of the public relations program here. My favorite part about ISU so far has been meeting new people and challenging myself in the courses in which I am enrolled. I also have family members who attended ISU and loved it. I am so glad I picked this school.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I tried out for the reality television show American Idol for the fourth time this summer. This summer was the first time I made it through to audition with the executive producers. I gave the best performance of my life that day; it just was not for what the judges were looking. It was an amazing opportunity to see all of the hard work that goes into making the show, and I loved every minute of it. I have met some of the coolest people at those auditions, and I plan to try out again next year.
Questions composed by Allie Trosper
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