When Maggie Frymoyer ’21 began her college search, Ursinus wasn’t initially on her radar. Torn between her many options, it was largely due to a recommendation from her uncle, James Widmaier ’92, that Frymoyer took a chance on becoming a Bear.
She explains, “I was visiting another school, my then top choice, in the greater Philadelphia area and decided to visit Ursinus the same day as I headed home to Selinsgrove, Pa. After the tour, I instantly fell in love with the school and my top choice changed. I didn’t know it at the time, but UC had everything I was looking for in a school. I wholeheartedly embrace the cliché ‘it just feels right.’”
Frymoyer is a recipient of the Dr. Andrew Larsen ’69 and Mrs. Lea Larsen Annual Fund Scholarship and recognizes the remarkable impact that this type of assistance along with grants are having on both her intellectual and personal endeavors. She explains, “Because of donor support as well as a strong financial aid package, I am able to afford my education here, which I credit to helping me grow as an individual both in and outside the classroom.”
From as early as she can recall, Frymoyer felt drawn to pursue a career in politics. Now finishing up her sophomore year, this Politics major (with triple minors in History, African American & Africana Studies and International Relations), is making the most of the versatility of a strong liberal arts program.
“Throughout my education, I always had a particular interest in politics, so it really just made sense that I would choose to continue to study that in college. In addition, having three minors has not only allowed me to enhance my experience as a politics major, but has also allowed me to explore other avenues of learning that I love. All that I am studying is interconnecting my academic interests,” she says.
While Frymoyer’s studies keep her quite busy, she still finds time to immerse herself in several diverse and rewarding extracurriculars that embody the Ursinus experience. She serves as president of the UC Democrats club, is heavily involved in student government and is a member of Omega Chi, a sorority founded in 1934 with the sole purpose of promoting unity and strengthening relationships on campus.
Frymoyer notes, “Everything I am doing is fulfilling in different ways. I find student government to be a great outlet for students to express concerns, but also a strong resource to promote student activities and events on campus. My role as president for the UC Democrats has allowed me to be an advocate for change as well as serves as a resume builder helping me to secure an internship. And, my sorority provides me with a group of girls that give me endless support.”
Although Frymoyer’s many undertakings are gratifying, she says her most life-changing UC moments have been because of the unwavering support she receives from her professors. Frymoyer mentions, “Since day one, I am constantly being pushed to improve, and I appreciate my professor’s encouragement as I strive to achieve my many goals. With their mentorship, I am able to learn and grow as a leader here, so that I can apply it to my education and future vocation.”
Upon completing her studies, Frymoyer plans to attend either law school or enroll in a graduate program for public health policy. Looking ahead, she feels confident that her time at Ursinus will enable her to prosper in whatever career path she chooses—a promising future surely awaits.