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20 Questions with Student Life Coordinator Lindsey Clark ’11

March 21, 2013        
Lindsey Clark '11 Student Life Coordinator Lindsey Clark ’11.
1. Position at Centre?
Student Life Coordinator.

2. Where did you grow up (and describe the place in one phrase or sentence)?
A small town in Tennessee called Seymour. It is nestled between the awesome city of Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s a pretty stereotypical small, Southern town, but it’s filled with some of the kindest people you will ever meet.

3. What are your hobbies?
Swimming, reading nerdy science books, and watching as many Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime shows as humanly possible.

4. What is your dream vacation?
Anywhere that involves a beach and delicious food.

5. Favorite artist and/or work of art?
Handel’s “Messiah.” I’ve had the opportunity to sing the Christmas section three times and I still get goose-bumps.

6. Favorite novel or poem?
“Quirkology” by Richard Wiseman.

7. Favorite sport (to watch or play)?
Swimming, to both watch and participate in. You can’t trip in the water, which is a positive for me.

8. Favorite TV show?
A tie between “How I Met Your Mother” and “Once Upon a Time.”

9. Favorite album?
“Songs About Jane” by Maroon 5.

10. Favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving. I pretty much love food.

11. Favorite food?
Good question ... Probably the whole category of Mexican food. Especially burritos.

12. Most prized possession?
I have a beautiful sapphire ring my grandmother gave me. It’s my birthstone, and it always reminds me of her when I wear it.

13. Three people, living or deceased, whom you’d invite to the same dinner party?
Amanda Beard, Bill Clinton and my grandmother. Amanda Beard because she was my idol growing up, and the other two because my grandmother is obsessed with Bill Clinton and I think those two in the same room would be unbelievable.

14. Favorite aspect of your job?
Seeing the pride students have when they see a successful event from start to finish.

15. Most memorable experience of your youth?
Getting my first championship qualifying cut for swimming. I was 10, and my coach ran to my lane and pulled me out of the water as soon as I finished to give me a huge hug.

16. What would you be doing if you weren’t working at Centre?
Event planning of some sort.

17. Educational experience that's been most helpful to you?
Probably my first CentreTerm class, which was American Utopianism with Dr. Milton Reigelman. It was the first time I ever had a class that made me think outside the box and challenge the way I think about things.

18. Fictional character in whose shoes you’d love to spend a day?
I have recently been watching “Parks and Recreation” so I'm going to go with Leslie Knope. She is just awesome.

19. Favorite place on campus (and why)?
It sounds cheesy, but I love the Campus Center. I only had that building for half of my time as a student, and the community atmosphere of it is just great for the student body. It’s a go-to for food, studying and hanging out.

20. Advice you'd give to a first-year college student to make success more likely?
Never ditch your friends because you’re too tired or you don’t feel like it. Your time at Centre goes so fast and you’ll never regret staying out a little later or dragging yourself out of bed.

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