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Hello all, My name is Quortni Moore, I am 22 years old as of TODAY (February 1st)introduction-photo. So now I can proudly blast Taylor Swift’s “22” and not feel weird about it. I am a Junior here at Fontbonne. This is actually my second semester here, I am a transfer student from Indiana State University but I am originally from Saint Louis. I chose ISU originally because it seemed like a great fit at the time, but after some unexpected life changes it became clear to me that it was a great time to come home and transfer to a University that was a better fit for the time being. I am a Psychology major and also pursuing a minor in Biology, I originally was minoring in Art but when I transferred I realized that Biology is something that I felt was calling me. Science had always been an interest of mine and I felt that it would be a great combination with Psychology. I plan on attending graduate school after graduation, but if you ask me where and what I plan on doing in graduate school, I honestly couldn’t tell you. I know for sure that I would like to go into some sort of research, and eventually become a therapist and eventually earn a certificate to practice Art Therapy.

I am currently employed at Saint Louis Bread Company, the one right down the street from campus. I have been there since I was 16, so it will be 6 years in May, so don’t be afraid to come on in and say hello. I am also employed at Journeys Shoes in the Galleria, because lets be honest I LOVE shoes. Again don’t be shy, come on in and say hello, I would be Happy to sell you your favorite pair of shoes. (:

My hobbies include arts and crafts, mostly drawing and painting random gifts for friends and family, I also love yoga and taking my 2 dogs on long walks around the neighborhood. I also like to occasionally go Ice Skating… fun fact I used to be a competitive Figure Skater at Brentwood Ice Arena where I competed solo and on a synchronized team for 10 years. I have since retired but I still have my skates and love to go back to Brentwood and hit the ice. Other hobbies include Snapchat of course because who doesn’t love taking selfies. And my by far favorite thing to do is post up at your local Starbucks and do homework.

Please don’t hesitate to say hello if you see me around, I don’t know many people here at Fontbonne but I am all for making new friends and study buddies.

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I never thought I would be where I am today. I’m glad I have ended up at Fontbonne and I am thankful for every moment along the way. They say everything happens for a reason and I firmly believe that.

I have met many people here at Fontbonne in this past year but one person stands out to me: Professor Rebecca Foushee. I first met Becky when I was a prospective student  last Spring. She accepted me with open arms and devised my one year plan for me within minutes. She was so engaged and gave me a great impression of what academics would be like at this small but fantastic university. Last Fall, I was in Environmental Psychology, one of Foushee’s favorite classes to teach. Due to her unique attitude and openness, I received a plant during that first week. I still water that plant and keep it in my dorm room where it has almost doubled in size. I take pride in that plant because I feel that it has grown throughout this past year, just as I have done. Foushee’s attitude toward class, students, her busy life at home or her adventurous side is an eye opener and is something I greatly appreciate.

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The great thing about Fontbonne is that there are so many wonderful extracurricular opportunities offered here, you just have to open up your eyes and inquire about them.

If you have room in your academic schedule, there is even room to learn about other fields. For example, I might be a Speech-Language Pathology major, but I’m also a Psychology minor and currently learning soooooo many things about both fields.

However, like I was telling my roommate earlier, I really do love my classes, and my professors are amazing, but I’m not always fond of the workload. Plus, there’s just so much information to process that is difficult to fully engage myself to the extent that I want to. There’s no doubt that I’m keeping my brain stimulated! (I’ve been thinking about the brain lately due to having two classes involving the brain. It’s such an amazing structure that we all have.)

Therefore, my advice is that you should find things you really love and are passionate about. However, learning to prioritize and not spreading yourself too thin are valuable skills to have.

And I’ll probably talk more about this later, but I love Dance Marathon!

Learn more here and donate to the cause: http://www.dmstl.org/profile/5070

Does this not look like an amazing cause?

Peace, Love, & Miracles.

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My gosh, I can’t believe I’m a sophomore already. I was just thinking about when I moved in last year into the dorms. I was so scared and excited all at the same time. Now walking in as a sophomore, I feel like I own the school. Ha Ha, not really. But I do feel like I have a better sense of what I’m doing.

So I feel like this dedicated semester course was meant for me: Foodology. Not only do I love food, but I want to have a career with it. Currently I’m a psychology major, but I wanted to specialize in the study of food behavior. I’m taking the Nutrition class and I love it! I find everything to be so interesting and homework to be fun. (Weird, right?) I decided that after I graduate and get a master’s in psychology, I want to go back to school and become a register dietitian. A lot of school, but a part of me is super excited for it.

I hope everyone’s semester is getting off to a great start!

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The Best Stuff on Earth

by Alumni Posts April 9, 2012

Do any of you remember the Snapple lady who declared that Snapple drinks were made from the best stuff on Earth? Maybe, you guys are all too young but I’m sure there is a YouTube video out there some where with her. I bring up the slogan of the best stuff on Earth because I […]

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My major!

by Alumni Posts February 16, 2012

I chose my major for many reasons. I love psychology and always have. In high school, it was my best subject, and I was just able to grasp the information better than any other subject — so it was kind of like this major was calling me. When I first started at Fontbonne, I was […]

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Such a great semester!

by Alumni Posts October 12, 2011

I must say, this semester has been a great one with the classes I have. Although I love all of them, I believe the most challenging class would have to be Abnormal Psychology. It is such an interesting class, and I do love it a lot, but the tests are a bit of a struggle. […]

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My Most Challenging Class This Semester Isn’t Even a Class

by Alumni Posts October 12, 2011

Hello to everyone reading this blog! This is my first blog for this semester and there is good reason for why that is. Let’s just say that I’m SUPER involved here at Fontbonne and keeping up with everything can be quite challenging. Don’t get me wrong though, school is challenging enough, and as a Speech-Language […]

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Classes to be Passionate About

by Alumni Posts April 13, 2011

Being an athlete at Fontbonne is like being just another fish in the sea. The campus is teeming with them. So a common reason for coming to Fontbonne might be “I just wanted to play my sport in college.” This means finding classes to be passionate about is not always easy. However, I have found […]

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