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Senior Stories

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    Rachel Thibodeau was a star scholar athlete at Southwestern, earning an NCAA postgraduate scholarship for her prowess in the classroom as well as on the volleyball court. She says her Southwestern Experience was “stimulating, challenging and enriching.”
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    Robert Frost says he was named for his grandfather and is no relation to Frost, the poet. A theatre major, Robert was active on and off campus as a campus tour guide, an accompanist for the Sarofim School of Fine Arts, a resident assistant, and a singer at a local church.
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    Colin Berr, came to Southwestern from California to study international business. A go-getter and international traveler, Colin feels fortunate to have been able to spend his entire sophomore year in Germany where he had an internship with a start-up company.
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    Kim Dembrosky, a studio art major, was a registered ER nurse, a bartender, and a guitarist in a heavy metal band before coming to Southwestern. She describes herself as creative, spontaneous and controversial and says her Southwestern Experience was “thought-provoking, mind-expanding, and life-changing.”
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    Anne Fenley, a native Texan who majored in history at Southwestern describes herself as cheerful, reliable, quirky and musical. As a student, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Omicron, Student Congress, Chorale and Opera Theatre; she held a job at a law office and an internship at the Williamson County Museum.
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    Patrick Flanigan, sees himself as a mad scientist and considering his biochemistry major, as well as all he was involved in at Southwestern, one can see why. Patrick was an undergraduate researcher and chemistry tutor, a resident assistant, captain of the swim team, a healthcare volunteer, and a lifeguard.
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    Van “Zoe” Pham, an economics and mathematics double major from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, says her Southwestern Experience was filled with love, laughter and tears, as well as challenges, chances and successes.
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    Brady Kentcame to Southwestern from Albuquerque, N.M. and quickly became involved on campus in a variety of organizations including Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Student Congress and the track & field team. Not surprisingly, he sees his future as “limitless.”
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    Fehima Dawy, considers herself passionate, genuine, outspoken, goofy and thoughtful. The anthropology major was a biology lab assistant, a resident assistant, a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and studied abroad in India.
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    Jenna Gaska was interested in studying both natural science and the humanities in college; as a double major in biology and classics at Southwestern, she was able to do just that. She also had two research internships and became involved in a number of campus organizations, such as Circle K International.
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    A double major in biology and environmental studies with a minor in studio art, Kira created an LED lights project with a grant from the King Creativity Fund, participated involved in numerous sustainability initiatives on campus, and volunteered at one of the local animal shelters.