Brittany Cuffman – English Major


Q: What do you love about being an Oiler?
A: The University of Findlay is not too big of a school. It’s small enough, I feel, that you can create a family. Here there are teachers, professors, residents and RA’s that you are able to connect with and get that family atmosphere.

Q: Name a professor who has changed your world and inspired you.
A: A professor that has changed my world is Dr. Denecker. English was something that I have a true passion for and she was able to see that before I was able to.

Q: What kinds of hands on experiences have you had?
A: Going into classrooms and observing. I’ve also been able to help with second graders helping them with their reading and comprehension skills.

Q: Do you have advice for students making their college decision?

A: Don’t follow your friends. Find a school that fits you and find a school that’s a home away from home because that’s where you truly belong.

The English program offers many experiential learning opportunities that include competing at national and international literary conferences.
UF’s literary magazine, From the Writer’s Kitchen, provides experience to students that write, edit, publish and distribute each edition.
Students enjoy unique oppor- tunities such as interacting with visiting notable authors such as Denise Duhamel.
UF has a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta which is the National English honor society to recognize distinction for high achievement in English language, literature, and writing.
Slippery Elm is UF’s national literary journal that allows students to be involved from submission to publication with internship opportunities available.