Jannah Devine

Anticipated graduation year: 2012

Major: Music Ministry

Hometown: Livingston, Mont.

Whitworth activities/clubs: Whitworth Choir

Favorite book: At the moment, The Horse and His Boy, by C.S. Lewis

Favorite music: Authentic country/bluegrass, followed very closely by jazz

Favorite food: Mashed potatoes with lumps and peanut butter...but not together

Favorite thing about Whitworth: The people. I love how friendly campus is because it reminds me of home where we wave to pretty much EVERYONE.

Favorite thing about Spokane: All the opportunities. I come from a very small town, so it is so cool how much stuff there is going on. It's fun having access to so many great music concerts and other arts and community events. Also, a lot of them have really good student pricing, which is pretty great.

I like my major because... I LOVE music! There was never any doubt that music would somehow be a part of my life. I still don't know what I'm going to do with my major, but I know that I love being able to use this gift in a way that brings glory to God and allows me to worship Him with something that I feel so deeply.

Why I chose to attend Whitworth: I was set on attending a state school until my mom talked me into going and visiting a few other schools. I picked a few in Washington because I like the state and it was close enough to plan a quick trip. Whitworth was the second school we visited and I got on campus and felt right at home. I just got a feeling that this was where I was going to go and nothing else would come close.

Advice for incoming students: At the beginning, it's easy to get overwhelmed and just caught up in nerves and anxiety. Jump right in, though, and have a lot of fun. There are lots of things going on. If you want to go to something or think it'll be interesting, go ahead and go, even if it's by yourself. You can meet new people there and Whitworth is truly one of the friendliest places ever. Get to know the professors, too. They mean it when they say they want to get to know you. They have so much encouragement and things to share with you.

What I plan to do after graduation: I have no idea. I am not planning on going to graduate school, so I will need to find some sort of job. At this time, I'm not exactly sure what I'd like to do, but I would like to fit some travel in there and eventually I'd like to open up a kind of music center for children, but that's all dreams and I might be led somewhere else. It'll be figured out when the time comes.