Southern Territory

Name: Kelly Sample
Recruiting Region: Southern Territory:
Southern Missouri (county list below), Oklahoma, Texas 
Phone: (573) 875-7691
Office: Missouri Hall, Rm. 138

About Me

  • Hometown: Republic, MO
  • High school attended: Republic High School
  • Undergraduate institution: University of Missouri
  • Degree/major: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

What are some of your favorite things to do in Columbia? 
Exploring downtown, going out to eat (especially at El Rancho, Addison’s, Casablanca, or Main Squeeze!), and catching a movie at the Ragtag Cinema. 

Favorite outdoor activity: 
Hitting the parks with my dog, Rigby.

People would be surprised to know that…
I have a really big family (6 aunts and uncles, 11 cousins!) and we used to visit my grandparents every Sunday at their farm outside of Walnut Grove, MO.

What advice would you give students about choosing a college?  
Choosing a college is a big decision – make sure you take the time to explore your options, and start planning early. Think about what you’d like to study, how far from home you’re comfortable going, what kinds of opportunities you’d like outside of the classroom, and financial aid or scholarship options to help cover the costs.

What were your favorite activities or organizations in college and why?  
My favorite activity in college was volunteering in the community. My favorite place to volunteer was the Rainbow House!

What makes Columbia College different? 
Columbia College has all of the great aspects of a small college, set in a lively college town. Students are able to receive personalized attention from their instructors and get to know their classmates well, while also being able to take advantage of all of the career opportunities and recreational activities Columbia has to offer!

My Region: Southern Territory

Missouri counties: Barry, Barton, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Cole, Cooper, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howard, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Newton, Ozark, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Vernon, Webster, Wright

Other states: Oklahoma, Texas