Missouri State University - West Plains
Heidi Schneider

Heidi Schneider

  • Hometown: West Plains, Mo.
  • Degree: AA General Studies

Heidi Schneider

“My favorite thing is the community atmosphere. I don’t feel like I ever meet a stranger, even if I’ve never met them before.”

Why did you choose to attend Missouri State-West Plains?

To use A+, and it’s in my hometown

How would you describe your experience here?

It’s been amazing. It’s like a large campus without the huge student population, and it’s super homey.

What has been your favorite thing about Missouri State-West Plains?

My favorite thing is the community atmosphere. Our faculty and student leaders are very welcoming to everyone. I don’t feel like I ever meet a stranger, even if I’ve never met them before.

What has been your favorite course?

My favorite course so far has been sociology with Darrel Mahan. There were only seven of us in the class, so it was very personal.

How have faculty and staff helped you during your time at Missouri State-West Plains?

With my dad working on campus, I don’t need much help from other faculty/staff members; however, when I have, they’ve been extremely helpful. You can tell they have the best intentions for me and my education.

How did you choose your major?

I traveled to Jamaica on a mission trip and got the chance to teach sixth graders math, and that’s when I knew that’s what I wanted to do for my career.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation with my associates in general studies, I will stay in West Plains to further my education in elementary education through the Missouri State Outreach program.