Missouri S&T student says theater leads to success

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On September 14, 2017

Hannah Ramsey Photos by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology junior Hannah Ramsey seems to always be on the move. Whether it is acting in or directing the next student production of the Miner League Theater Players, working as a student writer in the Missouri S&T marketing and communications department, serving as president of the College of Arts, Sciences and Business Undergraduate Student Leadership Council or balancing time with her family while studying for a full course load of classes, she is always doing something.

“I like to keep busy and experience as much as possible,” says Ramsey, a junior in English from Rolla, Missouri. “I want to make a positive change in the world and to work to leave it better than I found it.”

After going off to school at another university, she decided to change her direction and, with it, schools. Ramsey transferred to Missouri S&T and finally found her footing.

“I realized I could learn more at a smaller school where I wasn’t just another number,” says Ramsey. “Here, I can walk into a classroom and the teacher will know my name and I can know every one of my classmates.”

Ramsey says the theater program has been her favorite experience so far at S&T. Her background in English helps her really get into the characters she portrays, allowing her to create the necessary background characteristics, says Ramsey. This fall, she will serve as assistant director of an upcoming student performance.

“My mom studied music and she always encouraged my brother and I to be creative – that may be where I get the performance knack from,” says Ramsey. “My grandmother is also a playwright in her local community, so maybe it runs in the family.”

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