A-Z Index

Shanna Gilpin

Shanna Gilpin


Maryville, Missouri


Special Education

SOAR Leader



My favorite part about being a Bearcat:

My favorite part about being a Bearcat is getting to meet such a variety of wonderful people.

I’m excited for SOAR because:

I am excited about SOAR because I love seeing the excitement of new students and parents when they see our campus and start learning about it.

Favorite part about attending SOAR as a freshman:  

My favorite thing about attending SOAR as a freshman was the sense of home I felt. My SOAR team made me feel safe and included.

In my free time, I enjoy:

In my free time, I enjoy painting, playing my saxophone and walking my dogs.

My favorite Northwest tradition is:

My favorite Northwest tradition is the walk through the Memorial Bell Tower. Seeing the freshmen walk through brings a sense of pride to me and the campus.

Student Organizations I’m involved in:

  • National Honors Society of Leadership and Success
  • TRIO

I chose Northwest because:

I chose Northwest because it is close to my parents and has an amazing set of teachers.

Advice for other freshmen:

Always be open to trying new things. You never know what you may discover if you just participate once or go to one event.