Meet incoming transfer student and Biological Sciences major Malin Barnes. Malin is a transfer from Eastern New Mexico University and is originally from Abilene, Texas. He shares more about what he’s looking forward to and why he chose Rowan.
Welcome to Rowan! Could you share with us one thing you are looking forward at Rowan University?
Advancing my academic career and exploring the music culture on campus.
I was stationed in New Jersey from Texas. Rowan seemed to be the best fit for transferring my credits to, and the programs seems very credible and comprehensive.
What is one hobby, activity, sport or club that you’re involved in that you’d like to continue at Rowan?
Symphonic band/pep band and Greek life.
Is there anything you’re hoping to discover about yourself at Rowan? Grow a new skill? Try a new interest? Starting a new activity, sport or club?
If possible, I’d like to explore more marine-based skills and explore all the benefits of living in a coastal state.
What major are you considering and why?
Biological Science. I want to work towards a master’s of marine biology to pursue a career in coral reef conservation and restoration.
Did you tour Rowan or attend any virtual events? If so, which ones, and what did you think?
I did do a private guided tour of the campus. It was very comprehensive and informative. Although a lot of the tour was focused on freshmen rather than a transferring student, it was fun to explore the campus as a new student would.
Do you have advice for other transfers who haven’t committed to a school yet?
If you want to focus on your career and not have a huge amount of your campus life spent on sports, Rowan is the place to go. It’s modern and up to date, and isn’t overburdened with a focus on high-level sports.
What is one thing about Rowan itself that you liked?
The lack of a football focus. Back home it’s all about college sports, but Rowan feels more like a school focused on education.
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We are #RowanPROUD to be included on Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes select nationwide colleges and universities that foster dynamic pathways for transfer students.