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Tour Guide Spotlight: Greer Theus ’14

2 Feb
Greer Theus '14

Greer Theus ’14

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Major(s)/Minor(s): History

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? Mock Convention Publications Sub-Committee, Reformed University Fellowship, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Outing Club

How are you involved in the Lexington community? Volunteer at the local elementary school

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? I play the guitar and sing (I lead music at RUF). I also love to run and get a lot of use out of the Wood’s Creek trail when it is warmer.  I also really enjoy hiking.

Favorite weekend activity? Hanging out in my friend’s suite in Gaines and making trips to Walmart

Favorite thing about Lexington?  There are so many opportunities to do things for such a small town. The shopping is fun, the surrounding area is great for outdoor activities, and there are so many places to eat.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? My favorite W&L memory was Christmas weekend last term. All of my friends and I went to the same fraternity for dinner, and we had so much fun getting dressed up and enjoying each other’s company. The second night was just as fun, dancing around the basement of Lambda and then having a late-night snowball fight on the colonnade with my friends before heading to the basement of Gaines to watch Elf.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? My elementary Spanish professor last term, Professor Kuettner, was the best professor I have had so far. He would bring us food to class because we had class every morning. He was always very helpful and wanted to make sure that we understood all of the concepts, even if that meant spending an hour in his office with me the day before a test practicing. He also sent us a greeting card for Thanksgiving in which he invited anybody who could not get home for Thanksgiving to his house to have dinner with him and his wife.

 

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Tour Guide Spotlight: Jamie Davis ’14

4 Dec

Jamie Davis ’14

Hometown: Bradenton, FL

Major(s)/Minor(s): Journalism

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? Workstudy, Chi Omega, RUF, Outing Club

How are you involved in the Lexington community? I attend the Trinity Methodist Church and I hope to start tutoring at the elementary school soon.

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? I really like to dance, babysit, read, watch movies in Stackhouse, and eat sushi : )

Favorite weekend activity? Saturday Brunch

Favorite thing about Lexington?  I love the small town community feel that extends beyond the campus. I go to church with two of my teachers, one of which is my advisor I wouldn’t have those connections at another school.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? I loved building my first snowman. Afternoon classes were cancelled and I spent the afternoon having snowball fights and building snowmen in the Quad with my best friends.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? In high school I really struggled with math, but my Calc I professor was so patient and instructive that I ended up really enjoying the class and even took Calc II in Winter term.

Tour Guide Spotlight: Camie Carlock ’13

28 Nov

Camie Carlock ’13

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Major(s)/Minor(s): Politics/Art History & Poverty and Human Capability

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? I’m Marshal for Kappa Kappa Gamma and a member of the Standards Committee, a Fundraising Chair and Trustee for Mock Convention, Peer Counselor, work study in the Admissions Office, RUF, training for a half marathon with friends.

How are you involved in the Lexington community? I’m on the Higher Education Ministry at RE Lee Memorial Church, and I currently volunteer two hours each week at Woods Creek Montessori School. I hope to become more involved this fall through more volunteer work in general.

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? Traveling, running, cooking (learning how to), painting, learning how to be a better friend/person in general, making other people happy!

Favorite weekend activity? Dressing up for themed parties, running the Chessie Trail, relaxing with friends.

Favorite thing about Lexington? It is literally the postcard for quaint, picturesque small town America, and it is so safe and cozy nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? Tubing down the Maury River with my best friends last Spring Term.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? Professor Beckley, head of the Shepherd Poverty Program, is hands down my favorite professor. Last year, I had left the major/minor declaration form in his office, and I stopped by to pick it up. Professor Beckley chatted about my applying for the Shepherd Internship that summer, and then he asked that daunting question, “What do you want to do with your life?” I explained how I’m majoring in Politics and might want to attend Law School, but I also admitted that Law School is my cop-out so it sounds like I have a post-graduation plan. He informed me of Public Policy programs and even dual degree programs with law schools and how that might be the direction I want to steer myself. I was SO relieved to know Politics really is the right major for me, especially hearing it from a faculty member outside of the department. And the best part is, I can incorporate my knowledge and experiences with the Shepherd Poverty Program so that I can continue to do what I love: helping others.

 

Tour Guide Spotlight: Rachel Alexander ’13

7 Nov

Rachel Alexander ’13

Hometown: Prairieville, Louisiana

Major(s)/Minor(s): Politics

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? VP-Community Service of Kappa Delta, Volunteer Venture pre-orientation trip leader, member of the W&L Dance Repertory, RUF, and Mock Convention Accommodations Committee.

How are you involved in the Lexington community? I am a Eucharistic minister at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Also, the Volunteer Venture pre-orientation trip that I lead is in Lexington, so I work with members of the community, specifically those involved with community service organizations in town.

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? I love to read and travel. I especially love traveling to various National Parks.

Favorite weekend activity? I love taking long drives in the country.

Favorite thing about Lexington? The constant view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? My favorite W&L memory was Christmas Weekend my Freshman year. All of the fraternities hosted cocktail parties, dinners, and band parties, and both campus the fraternity houses were decorated beautifully for Christmas. The first snowfall fell that Saturday, and it was just the perfect weekend to put me in the Christmas spirit.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? I’m a member of the W&L Dance Company, and this past December we put on “Dancing with the Professors” as a fundraiser. We put on a show of about 12 student/professor duets and trios, and students, faculty, and members of the community were able to vote for their favorite performances by donating money to the company. Stephanie Brown and I asked Professor Harlan Beckley, the Director of the Shepherd Poverty Program, to do a number with us. Not only did he happily participate, but he also took us to dinner at the Sheridan Livery Restaurant with his wife and him after the performance. It was so nice to be able to discuss topics other than class material outside of the classroom. And although I wasn’t surprised, I immensely appreciated that a professor would take time out of his personal time to rehearse and perform a dance and spend time getting to know me.