Student Profile

Religious Studies Students

Emily Clegg '16

Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts major, Religious Studies minor

What do you like about St. Mike's?

When I took my campus tour, my guide knew everyone on campus by name -- I was so impressed by that! Saint Michael's is big enough to have so many resources available but small enough so that we still know each other.

What's your favorite class?

"The Examined Life" with Liz Inness-Brown. I look forward to it every Tuesday and Thursday. She's such an amazing professor that I want to take more classes with her. And one time she brought us apple-cider donuts!

What's your favorite spot on-campus?

I love the courtyard in the academic quad, especially in the early fall when the leaves are starting to change. Also, the upper room of the chapel is excellent for studying.

What's one thing you've learned at SMC that's been surprising or inspiring?

How good it is to get out of your comfort zone. My very first on-campus experience was pre-orientation. I spent five days here; I even I climbed a mountain! I would not have made it without Mo St. Louis, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, cheering me on. It was so good to see exactly what I’m capable of.

In what ways do you engage or give back to the community?

I'm in VITA, in Liturgical Choir, and in the Drama Club. I'm also on the Liturgical Evaluation Team for Campus Ministry. We meet and talk about how Mass went for the week. On some nights we have LINK, or Dessert and Divine, which are large faith-sharing groups. Then on Thursdays we have Connections which is a smaller Scripture-based discussion group, in Campus Minister Anna Lester's office in Alliot.

Have you studied abroad?

As an MJDA major it's required. I'm interested in the Middle East, and also in the course with Terryl Kinder in Burgundy, France. I took four years of Latin and was a National Latin Scholar.

20 years from now, what do you think a favorite college memory will be?

Probably brunch on the weekends with my friends. The food is really good on the weekend, and you can sit and chat, may run into people, stay another half-hour, and you run into everybody.

What makes you happy?

The life that I've established here. When I was home for Thanksgiving break, I couldn't wait to go back.

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