Tuesday, January 24, 2017
People of Western - Beth Filla
Beth (Elizabeth) Filla will be graduating from Western Technical College this April in the Landscape Horticulture program. Beth will be the first in her family to attend college, so a degree from Western is an important accomplishment to her and her family. Her family is her number one support system, and as the oldest of four, she strives to set a positive example for her younger brothers. Beth has enjoyed her Western experience, “There are so many kind and friendly people on campus that you kind of become a family here at Western,” and has enjoyed making perspective students feel welcome on campus, leading campus tours as a Western Scout. In addition to her Scout experience, Leah Durnim-Hoover has been a major influence on Beth since coming to Western: “Seeing the way she interacts with the students every day—I want to be that type of person one day.” Beth looks forward to continuing her education and is considering a Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration.