Student Spotlight March 2017

Megan Robinson

Kent Pugh

 

 

 

Megan graduated magna cum laude from Hanover College, where she majored in Sociology, Business, and held a minor in mathematics. Megan came to the University of Louisville for a Master’s degree in Sociology.  She currently holds a position as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Sociology courses, and previously for Statistics courses. Megan’s research interests are in Sociology of Gender and Leisure, as both topics are currently shaping her thesis.

 

 

 

Interview:
1. Long term goals/aspirations?

I hope to be a part of the Hanover College cabinet one day. Whether as a Vice President of Enrollment Management or a Dean of Students, I want to better Hanover College the way it bettered me during my undergraduate career. It is my favorite place in the world, and I want nothing more than to work there for the rest of my life.

2. What accomplishment, academic or otherwise, are you most proud of?

I’m torn between being awarded the Lilly Scholarship and the Henry C. Long Citation. The Lilly Scholarship was given to me in honor of my high school career, which made it possible for me to attend Hanover. The Long Citation applauded my Hanover career. Both awards were in recognition of my being well-rounded and devoted to my education in a variety of ways, and both were incredibly humbling.

3. What has been your favorite part of the graduate school experience at UofL?

I love going to sporting events! My favorite part of my graduate school experience has been attending every home football and men’s basketball game possible. Being in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and the YUM! Center is exhilarating; there’s nothing like it!


Fun Facts
A talent you have always wanted: I have always wanted to be able to sing! I would love to hit all the high notes in “Let it Go” from Frozen!
Favorite book: The Pact by Jodi Picoult
Favorite quote: “Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.” – Yogi Bhajan and “Stand up for what you believe in, even if you’re the only one standing.” –Helen Keller
Role Model: My role model is Dr. Sue DeWine, retired President from Hanover College.
Favorite Vacation Destination: Disney World!
If you weren't in graduate school, what would you be doing now? I would probably be working in the Admission Office at Hanover College (if I wasn’t cast as a Disney Princess at Disney World :))