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Bethany Lojewski Child development - Family and youth studies
Morgantown, West Virginia

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Bethany Lojewski was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 12 and had no idea how to deal with it. Now, as a child development major at West Virginia University, she's educating kids around that age to better understand what she never did. 


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Bethany balances her school work in child development, pageants and her diabetes ... and always seems to keep a smile on her face.

What is your career goal? To become a certified child life specialist working in a children's hospital.

When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?Usually I am planning my life on Pinterest.

What's your quote to live by?

You can't choose what life gives you, but you can choose how you respond to it.

Where is your favorite view in West Virginia? Coopers Rock.

Favorite Morgantown restaurant? Cheddar's. 

Favorite movie? "Finding Nemo"

Favorite song of all time? "Country Roads." 

Fictional character most like you? Dory from "Finding Nemo," because I just keep swimming through anything. 

If you could only visit one more place on campus, where would you go? The football stadium, because performing on the field during pre-game with the band is greatest feeling I have ever had.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?Australia. 

If you were to title your own autobiography, what would it be? Just Keep Swimming. 

What couldn’t you live without? My insulin pump.

Most valuable skill you have? No matter what life gives me, I keep going.

Person you’ve met during your time here who has had the biggest impact on you? Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999 who is also a Type One Diabetic.

What about any hidden talents?​ I can imitate a dolphin.


Why did you choose to come to WVU? I have lived here all my life, and my older brother and sister both attended.

Why is WVU special to you? It's in my hometown, and I love the campus, the people and what the University has to offer to its students.

When I'm on campus, you can most likely find me in the library, at Newman Hall at St. John's University Parish.

What's the favorite class you've taken at WVU? Probably my child development course I took this past summer, because I had the opportunity to volunteer in the hospital and interact with children.

What's your most memorable moment at WVU? Being a member of the Pride of West Virginia on the famous drum line, because every single time you step foot on the field and play during pre-game, so many emotions are rushing throughout your body. 

What advice would you give to a student thinking of coming to WVU? Get in shape to walk all the hills.

What's your proudest accomplishment while at WVU? Making the drum line.

Best thing about college life? Having more freedom in choosing your classes and when you want to take them.

Worst thing about college life? Having no money.

What do you look forward to most as an alum? Alumni band.

Has WVU had an impact on your passion? Through some of the Type One Diabetic students, we have been able to create a club called "Type One Mountaineers." Hopefully through that we are able to share education about diabetes throughout our campus. 

If you could do one thing differently in your time at WVU, what would it be? I honestly don't think I would change anything, because all of my decisions, classes and friends have made me and put me where I need to be in life. 

What will you miss most about WVU? Drum line. 

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