Kayleigh Zapf '15

Major/Minor: Biology/Theater

Where are you from?
Avon, New York

Why did you choose Hartwick? When did you know Hartwick was for you?
The campus was beautiful and the community was small and intimate.

What does "theory in practice" mean to you?
My business and theatre classes start with a textbook, but quickly they transform in to simulations and projects that put what was in the textbook into practice. It is not until you do something that you fully understand it.

What are your classes like?
My biology and theatre majors require very different classes. My non-science classes are very small and interaction-based while my science classes are more about learning information which is later applied in labs.

What organizations, teams and activities are you involved in?
I am a member of GEFB-Guiding Eyes for the Blind and CAP - Cardboard Alley Players. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a not-for-profit program that raises and trains seeing eye dogs. I am the caregiver to a golden retriever named Lou Lou. We take the dogs to class, The Commons, to study groups, and our work study jobs so that they can be acclimated to a variety of places. The students care for the dog for a year and a half before they go on to finish their training.

How do you describe Hartwick to your friends back home?
The first thing I mention is the stairs, and then I say it is a small liberal arts school where professors care about you - not only your academic growth, but they are very approachable and act as mentors too.

Where will you go from here/what's next for you?
I want to study veterinary medicine at Cornell University.

Know the facts.
3The number of years it takes to graduate through our accelerated degree program.