Casey Heinlein

Why did you decide on your major?

Coming to college, I thought I was going to be a math teacher. After taking a few courses, though, my interests started to change. Rather than majoring in Mathematics, I chose to make it a minor and pursue another career path, which is what brought me to major in Civic Innovation. I love working with nonprofits and with other people, which is exactly the kind of thing Civic Innovation majors tend to do. Before Civic Innovation, the program was called Public Policy and Community Service (PPCS). Under PPCS, there was a track you could follow that was comprised of several Religion courses. That track sounded interesting to me, so I followed it through, even though Civic Innovation got rid of the tracks, and I added Religion as a major.


What do you like most about your experience at Emory & Henry College?

It’s almost impossible to single out my favorite thing about Emory; there are simply too many. The opportunities Emory offers, though, are pretty high on my list. The family feel at the college and in the community is very special, too. Being able to walk to class at any given time and be able to greet almost everyone you pass along the way by name is an experience I don’t think I’ll ever get anywhere else, and that’s pretty amazing.

Class of:



Civic Innovation and Religion


Berryville, VA
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