News & Events

Home News & Events Schol­ar Spotlight:…

Scholar Spotlight: Gracie Pollock

Rising Senior at University of Northern Iowa

Major: Psy­chol­o­gy and Fam­i­ly Ser­vices

What inspires you to pur­sue your cur­rent majors?

Noth­ing inspires me more than the feel­ing I get after know­ing I was able to sup­port some­one dur­ing a tough moment, espe­cial­ly when I see their first smile after a good cry. 

Has any­thing you learned in col­lege so far taught you some­thing new about yourself? 

It sounds cliché, but one of the most impact­ful things I’ve learned is how to prop­er­ly take care of myself so that I can help oth­ers.

What is some­thing impor­tant you’ve learned out­side of class?

How to con­nect with peo­ple! No mat­ter how much I’ve read, noth­ing pre­pares you more than being in the moment and hav­ing a gen­uine con­ver­sa­tion with someone. 

What advice would you give some­one who is about to enter their col­lege years?

You’re going to embar­rass your­self many times over your col­lege career, but don’t let the fear of embar­rass­ing your­self get in the way of expe­ri­enc­ing all that col­lege has to offer. 

What is a fun fact we should know about you?

I love caf­feine, Tay­lor Swift, my dog, and the col­or pink!

This or That
  • Is Sun­day or Mon­day the start of the week? Mon­day
  • In front of the crowd or behind the scenes? Behind the scenes 
  • Social time or Me time? Me time
  • Learn by read­ing or by doing? Learn by doing 
  • Knowl­edge or imag­i­na­tion? A lit­tle bit of both is the key to every­thing!

Thanks for get­ting to know our won­der­ful schol­ars! Stayed tuned for more spot­lights to come on our News & Events page, as well as oth­er updates!