Boone County

My Travel ScheduleName: Nicki Messimer
Read my blogRecruiting Region: Boone County, Nebraska
Phone: (573) 875-7358
Office: Missouri Hall, Rm. 145

About Me
  • Hometown: Humboldt, Iowa
  • High school attended: Eagle Grove High School
  • Undergraduate institution: Buena Vista University
  • Degree/major: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

What are some of your favorite things to do in Columbia?
Being a part of the community in Columbia is awesome. I love spending time downtown, catching outdoor concerts and movies in the park, getting ice cream at Sparky’s and grabbing a pizza at Shakespeare’s. We have some great restaurants: Las Margaritas, Flat Branch, Café Berlin and Ernie’s are my favorites. I am also a big fan of festivals – Roots N Blues, True/False, the Pumpkin Festival – you name it, I’m there.   

Favorite outdoor activity:
I love bringing my dog to the dog park.

People would be surprised to know that…
 I tried broccoli for the first time this year.

What advice would you give students about choosing a college? 
Visiting campus is so important, I feel like you need to be able to see yourself somewhere. Walk the campus, talk to students and professors and hang out around town. You are committing years of your life to studying in one place, I feel like it’s important to get a feel for what that experience will really be like. 

What were your favorite activities or organizations in college and why?
I really enjoyed going to the sporting events and participating in different campus life activities. I also spent a lot of time working and volunteering with youth in different community programs, which was an amazing opportunity. The hands on experience directly related to my major was probably the most influential part of my time at college. 

What makes Columbia College different? 
Columbia College has “the best of both worlds” going on. Students have the ability to succeed in a smaller classroom where they know their professors and classmates, but are also in walking distance to downtown Columbia and able to have that “big college” feel. There is also a definite feel of community on Columbia College campus, once you visit, you will understand. It’s a great place to be!

My Region: Central

Missouri counties: Boone
Other states: Nebraska