Sydney McMillan

Oct 26, 2021

Forestry major Sydney McMillan grew up in Alabama but moved to Louisiana five years ago. An abiding love for the outdoors led her to her area of study and future career.

“I spend most of my free time doing various outdoor activities, like hammocking, bike riding, and hiking,” McMillan said. “When it came time for me to start seriously thinking about college, I wasn’t 100 percent sure what I wanted to do, so I started by focusing on the colleges first. There was a recruiter from Louisiana Tech in my high school cafeteria one day, and I decided to go up and talk to her. I had such a pleasant time with her, I decided I had to visit this place that she seemed to love so much.

“As soon as I stepped foot on Tech’s campus and into the Ruston community, I knew this is the place I had to call my home for the next four years.”

McMillan decided to try Forestry as a major, and she credits her professors and peers for helping her get through the challenges of college life.

“No matter what college life has thrown at me, my professors and classmates have continuously been there for me, pushing me to be the best version of myself I can be,” McMillan said. “Whenever I have a question about class material, I know that I can always contact my professors to ask my question and know that they will take time out of their day to ensure that I understand whatever we’re learning about and make me feel comfortable with the material.”

McMillan said she has had countless opportunities to better her college and future professional experience, and none of her success would be possible without Louisiana Tech.

“I will continuously choose Louisiana Tech Forestry because during my almost four years here, they have continuously chosen me,” McMillan said. “The program has brought me an unparalleled love for my future career.”

Sydney McMillan