Casey is a Senior Honors Program Scholar who is a double major in Civic Innovation and Religion with a Minor in Math. Driven by her passion to serve, Casey wants to pursue a career in teaching Mathematics at the high school level and hopes to one day own and run a summer church camp. She is a Bonner Scholar, and especially enjoys working with children of all ages. Additionally, she is involved in the Outdoor Program and the United Methodist Church. On campus, she occasionally babysits and likes to take photos of her friends and surroundings. During Spring of 2015, she studied abroad in Trinidad and Tobago while on a service trip with Habitat for Humanity, and says she hopes to take another trip like this in the future.
Q: Why did you choose Emory & Henry College?
A: I chose Emory & Henry College for many different reasons. One of the biggest reasons was the community. I am originally from a small town and moved to a large city a few years ago. I enjoy small towns more than cities because I think the people living in a close-knit community are kinder and more willing to offer and ask for help, which is another reason why I chose Emory & Henry: the community service. I wanted to be somewhere that I could serve the community and have fun doing it.
Q: How has your involvement in the Honors Program influenced your overall experience at Emory & Henry?
A: Being in the Honors Program helped me make a ton of new friends, many of which I know I will have for the rest of my life. Starting a new lifestyle that can be somewhat scary at times is ten times more fun when you have people who are in the same boat as you to do it with. My cohort is my family. Going through college with a family is what makes my Emory & Henry experience worthwhile.
Q: What advice would you give to first-year Honors Scholars?
A: To First-Year Honors Scholars, I would advise not to stress too much, and also to go for it, even if it does not interest you in the first place. That will be the best decision of your life. It sure has been mine!
Q: What is one of your most memorable experiences at Emory & Henry?
A: I can’t pinpoint one memorable experience because there have been so many: picnicking in the graveyard, suitemate sleepovers, trips to Wendy’s, naps on the lawn, 2.5 hour-long car rides to a waterfall that doesn’t exist, and many more.