|Alumni | Kayla Matt
"I’m one of those people that tries to create ways to make life fun and interesting. Whether that involves cracking jokes, sparking conversations about random topics, learning about other cultures, writing, or just being gangsta, I do it all. While you might not find me doing anything athletic, I’m always down for new things and ways to enhance my zombie fighting-ninjatastic skills. As Lady Gaga, whose opinion obviously matters, says, 'You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.'"
The "about me" section of Kayla Matt's blogs summarizes her outlook on life, and she has truly taken her heroine's advice to heart. The junior from Salina is majoring in Family Studies and Human Services, is president of Kappa Sigma Alpha - the social sorority, and blogs for the Office of Admissions at K-State Manhattan. In addition, she works two part-time jobs and is enrolled in 12 credit hours this semester.
"I decided on Family Studies and Human Services because I've always enjoyed learning about how people develop and interact with their environment and how we turn out biologically."
Kayla began her college career on the Manhattan campus double-majoring in pre-pharmacy and Spanish. "And then I took a chemistry class with 200 people in it and I didn't like it."
At the end of her freshman year, she changed majors and campuses because "I like the small group setting. I can build relationships and establish foundations with people"
She also enjoys the relationships she has developed with her sorority sisters.
"Kappa Sigma Alpha is the only sorority on campus. We're a group girls can turn to when they feel lost, a place where they can create long-lasting friendships with other women on campus and escape worries about school, work and life."
Kayla also builds relationships through her blog (https://blogs.k-state.edu/kayla/). In addition to writing, she posts photos and videos to help share her stories.
"I write about my experiences on the Salina campus and tell people what we do in student life, residence life, academics, everything. I'm the only person they have blogging for K-State Salina so I try to cover as many things going on as possible."
Kayla's blog is also a reflection of the changes at K-State Salina recently.
"Salina is not just about technology and aviation. We have other things to offer, too. We are giving students more options - majors, minors, organizations. We've grown tremendously in the short time I've been here and it's awesome."