||Senior profile: Danielle Norman
RELEASED: August 26, 2004
Name: Danielle Norman
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
Major: Elementary education
Study abroad: Going to Australia for CentreTerm in 2005
Extracurricular activities: Varsity volleyball co-captain; president of Diversity Student Union; and a member of LIFT (Learning Is Fun Together).
What was on your summer reading list? I did a lot of reading this summer. I read Hunger Point by Jillian Medoff and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. My favorite was Good Girls Gone Bad by Jillian Medoff. Im now reading In My Bedroom by Donna Hill.
Volleyball position: Outside hitter
You injured your anterior cruciate ligament last year. How are you doing heading into your final season? My knee is doing fine but has the obvious aches and pains. Its nothing that will hold me back.
How do you think the volleyball team will fare this season? The teams looking great. All the starters are returning and we have a talented group of freshmen. Were going to have a great season. Look for us to do big things.
Future plans: I plan on attending the University of Louisville to get my masters degree in education and one day attending dental school.
What others say about Danielle: Danielle was an officer for the DSU last year, and she has great leadership potential, says J.H. Atkins, assistant vice president and associate professor of education at Centre. She has a lot of enthusiasm and has the ability to be an extremely successful elementary educator.
Danielle has been one of the reasons that our program has remained successful, says Stephanie Dragan, Centre volleyball coach. Danielle works hard all year round and strives to be the best student-athlete that she can be. Danielle has been a delight to work with. Ive enjoyed watching her develop into a strong, confident woman. Ill be sad to lose her to graduation, but am pleased to know that a great woman will be entering the work force.
Quotable: Ive loved my experience at Centre. The time Ive spent here has helped me grow and develop into the person I am today. Ive had so many wonderful experiences and had the chance to learn and work with some amazing people. I wouldnt trade these four years of my life for anything in the world.
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