[VIDEO] “We’re cultural ambassadors for the community”

Posted by Centre News in News, Norton Center 29 Oct 2015


Politics major Dennis Barrett ’16 says what he loves most about his four years working at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts is the fast pace of working with world-renowned performers that make the center a cultural ambassador for both students and the region.

That he’s worked his way up to house manager at the Norton Center should be no surprise, given the number of leadership positions he has held on campus: a POSSE scholar; president of Centre Democrats; resident assistant; and recruitment chair for his fraternity, Beta Theta Phi. Beyond campus, Barrett expanded his cultural boundaries through international study in England. Closer to home, he spent a semester working on the staff of a gubernatorial campaign in his native state of Massachusetts, followed by an internship this semester for the re-election campaign of Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.

All together, these opportunities have combined for an enriching Centre experience that, according to Barrett, “you simply just don’t get anywhere else.”

October 29, 2015