Christy Adkins

Joined Admission Team
July 2019

Killeen, Texas

What would be your advice to prospective students about the college search?
Take the time to explore your options, and don’t simply go with what you’ve heard of or what everyone else is doing. Every college campus is different and it is SO important that you find one that fits YOU – your personality and your distinct needs.

Why should students attend Southwestern?
Southwestern truly feels like a home. The faculty and staff and even the Georgetown community are so kind and you can find help wherever you go. Step onto campus and you will feel comfortable, safe, and like you have found your place to grow. Plus, having access to Austin is always nice!

What are your favorite restaurants in Georgetown and why?
Since I was younger, Shake’s Ice Cream is one of my favorites! The ice cream is the perfect creamy consistency and they have great toppings. Monument Café is another favorite because it’s such a great-tasting classic. 

What is your favorite thing to do in Georgetown and why?
I enjoy walking around the square because it has such a nice feel to it or wandering around in Lark & Owl. I could spend way too much time looking at everything in there!

What are your favorite restaurants in Austin and why?
Chuy’s for my Tex-Mex fix. Their jalapeño ranch and free nacho bar are the BEST! Thundercloud Subs and P.Terry’s are other favorites.

What is your favorite thing to do in Austin and why?
Shop and explore! There are so many great shopping areas (Outlets and the Domain) and interesting boutiques. There is something for everyone here, you just have to look around. One thing I love is finding sustainable/recycled products and locally sourced or organic foods, both are characteristics of Austin. 

What is your favorite SU fun fact?
Our Center for Career & Professional Development is ranked #1 in the state.

What is your favorite SU tradition?
I love seeing all the completed capstone projects on display inthe Prothro building. 

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy working out/weightlifting, cooking, watching Netflix/Hulu, bullet-journaling, knitting or stitching, and playing video games.

What would your pirate name be?
Jolly O’Sea Sparrow 

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I hated cats (like 110% dog person) up until I was 22, when I found my own. You’d never know it now because you’ll find me trying to talk to any cat I see! 

When not at work, you can find me…
Either in the gym or on the couch relaxing with popcorn or a cup of tea!

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
Controlling time.

What is your anthem?
“How Far I’ll Go” (Moana) - Auli’i Cravalho 

What app do you use the most?
Snapchat and Reddit

What kitchen appliance would you be and why?
I would be a fridge – because I like to keep it cool… Plus, food!

What is your go-to emoji?
Tears of Joy Emoji