Student Profiles

John Kerr

<p>The-professors-here-genuinely-care-about-you.-I-know-its-nerve-racking-to-go-talk-to-them-but-it-makes-such-a-difference</p>

John Kerr plans on becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner after he graduates. When he has free time, John enjoys watching The Office and Parks and Recreation.

Brea Baumhover

<p>“My-success-in-my-classes-is-for-my-future-students-not-for-me.-It’s-not-about-me-anymore-it’s-about-who-I-will-impact-in-the-future.-That-makes-it-easier-to-do-my-homework.”</p>

Brea Baumhover plans to work as a family and consumer sciences and health teacher. When she isn't studying, Brea enjoys spending time with friends, participating in multiple clubs, and relaxing with embroidery, cross-stitch, or wool applique.

Allison Gress

As a graduating senior, Allison Gress is ready to go out into the professional world to work as a lobbyist for child advocacy. When she’s not organizing events for Human Sciences Week, she enjoys practicing German, traveling, and dancing.

Shelby Dumont

<p>“After-switching-majors-I-am-more-passionate-about-my-classes-and-feel-confident-in-myself.”</p>

Shelby Dumont looks forward to making an impact in the education profession after she graduates. When she growing her skills as an educator, she likes watching Netflix, spending time with her friends, and trying new restaurants.

Kaelyn Swartout

<p>“A-child-life-specialist-is-someone-who-works-in-a-hospital-working-closely-with-children-and-families-during-their-stay.”</p>

Kaelyn Swartout aspires to make an impact helping children as a child life specialist after graduation. When she isn't building her knowledge for her future career, she enjoys watching Grey's Anatomy, hanging out with her friends, and staying involved in her sorority.

Darcy Smalley

<p>“Working-at-the-Lab-school-has-been-great.-It-is-fun-to-hang-out-with-the-kids-and-all-the-full-time-teachers-are-super-nice.”</p>

Darcy Smalley's long-term career goal is to own her own daycare. While she continues to work toward her goal, she enjoys hanging out with people, drinking coffee, and going for walks in her free time.

Kate Pruess

<p>“I-joined-the-FCEDS-club-because-I’m-passionate-about-my-major.-I-wanted-to-do-more-and-learn-about-what-I’ll-be-doing-in-a-few-years.”</p>

Kate Pruess is incredibly excited to teach family and consumer sciences once she graduates; however, her ​dream​ job is to become a guidance counselor. She plans on teaching for a few years and then get her masters in school counseling. For now, she enjoys spending her free time reading, baking, and going to the gym.

Elyse Christian

<p>“I-have-had-some-opportunities-to-interact-with-parents-and-learn-how-to-effectively-communicate-information-to-them-which-will-be-useful-in-the-future.”</p>

Elyse Christian looks forward to educating parents on their children's development after she obtains her degree. For now, she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, and listening to music.

Anlis Mercado

<p>“I-miss-Puerto-Rico-but-I’m-getting-to-experience-other-things-here.”</p>

After graduating, Anlis Mercado wants to work as a guidance counselor for adolescents. Walking around campus, watching Netflix, or reading a good book are ways she unwinds after hours of classes and studying.

Landon Calderwood

<p>There-are-just-so-many-great-memories-I-have-from-FCCLA</p>

Landon Calderwood is preparing to be a family and consumer sciences professor after graduation. He enjoys playing the organ, watching Netflix, and hanging out with friends when he isn’t focusing on coursework and clubs.