Name: Lena Pringle
Hometown: Lancaster, S.C.
Major: Communication studies and Spanish
Expected graduation: 2015
Clubs & organizations
  • Admission Ambassador
  • Legacies Peer Mentoring
  • Gospel Ensemble
  • Cicero Society
  • Ladies of Distinction

Meet Lena

When you're here, make sure you take advantage of all the opportunities available at Furman. It's easy to get involved in student activities and organizations. And make sure you maintain a good relationship with your professors. They'll help you along the way.

Best of list


show Best study location:

    A classroom. Sometimes the library becomes a social hub and the classrooms allow you to be by yourself with fewer distractions.

show Favorite activity:

    Singing for Furman University's Gospel Ensemble.

show Favorite place to eat:

    The Lazy Goat in downtown Greenville. It's a tapas restaurant so you get smaller portion sizes, but more variety. It's a great place to try different types of food.

show Biggest challenge:

    Balancing my class schedule with the schedule of my organizations. I created a huge calendar so I can look at the things that are coming up. That way, I can plan everything out. If it wasn't for my big calendar, I don't know what I'd do.

show Favorite class:

    Intro to Rhetoric: I was worried that the class might be boring, but it challenged my views and made me think outside the box. It turned out to be one of the best classes that I've had.

show Favorite tradition:

    When the seniors jump into the fountains on the last day of class.

show Best campus dining spot:

    Einstein Bros. Bagels. There's so much variety. I love the cinnamon raisin bagels and the blackberry lemonade. That combination together can make a person very happy.

Helpful Tips


show Studying:

    Study away from big groups and friends so you don't get distracted.

show Making friends:

    Put yourself out there, attend different sporting events, and participate in O-week activities.

show What isn't in the brochure:

    The brochure doesn't show the great balance that Furman has between being a small school and still having big campus opportunities.

show Living on campus:

    Make sure you get to know the people living around you. It will make your whole experience 10 times better.

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