||Senior profile: Davis Cherrybound for Oxford
RELEASED: April 1, 2004
Name: Davis Cherry
Hometown: Princeton, Ky.
Double major: International studies and economics
Study abroad: South Pacific, Mexico and Vietnam
Extracurricular activities: Classical pianist and organist who will present a senior recital on April 18; president of Centre Outdoors Club; member of Delta Omicron, an international music fraternity; Centre Action Reaches Everyone (C.A.R.E.) executive member and Repair Affair coordinator; philanthropy chair of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity; president of the Centre Democrats; and a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an economics honorary society.
"This year I've discovered many of Kentucky's natural wonders, especially the Red River Gorge, where I try to go as much as possible," Cherry says. "Centre is a great place for a non-music major to continue music studies or performance. I've been able to collaborate with many music faculty members and students. I've also been able to hold a church music internship at the Presbyterian Church and have gone on tour with the Centre Singers."
What are your future plans? "I've been accepted to the Graduate School of Geography & the Environment at Oxford University in England. I'll begin studies in October. I'll be studying economic, environmental and social changes in the context of globalization. At Centre, much of my academic interest has focused on these transitions. I've been able to take classes in economics, anthropology, government and biology that have enriched my understanding of the world. I've also been able to use this knowledge during many of my study-abroad opportunities. I may eventually get a law or public policy degree and hope to work with international organizations or the government."
What are your summer plans? "After a few weeks off, I'll be working for the Governor's Scholars Program as the assistant to the campus director. For the rest of the summer, I plan on enrolling in a Spanish immersion class in Spain before graduate school."
What others say about Davis: "Davis is a bright and inquisitive student who's made the most of his Centre College education both inside and outside of the classroom. He's studied in Mexico, Vietnam and the South Pacific, and does a great job of bringing examples from those experiences into class discussions. In general, Davis is a well-rounded and accomplished individual."
Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, assistant professor of international studies
"Davis' leadership experience has been extensive over the course of his four years at Centrewhile he maintains above a 3.5 grade-point average. He also plays the heck out of the piano and organ. Davis is truly a prime example of how valuable the liberal arts experience can be." Irene Moss, director of student activities
Quotable: "Halfway through my last semester, it's tempting to slack off. However, the high expectations my professors place upon me, and other students, compels me to continue to do my best. Centre professors' close relationship with and interest in their students' success has meant a lot."
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