Kelsey Kemp ’10
I am so glad that you have included Washington College in your college search.
Washington College is a small liberal arts college located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Founded in 1782, Washington College is one of the oldest liberal arts institutions in the country. WC has a long history of excellence in academics and a strong root in the local community.
As a recent graduate, I understand the benefits of what a liberal arts education from WC can offer. Washington College allows students to explore their academic interests through 44 major, minors, and concentrations. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 12-to-1, all students will be able to experience a personalized education. Having this type of education allows for students to engage with their classmates and professors on a more individual level. Professors are able to learn students by name and know them more on a personal level.
The community of WC consists of approximately 1,450 undergraduates who have developed a strong sense of community within the college. Student of WC have the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of student activities and organizations. Having a wide selection of activities allows for every student to find their niche that they desire.
As a Washington College alumnus, I deeply believe in the liberal arts education and the benefits that a liberal arts education can provide during and after the college experience. I feel that I was able to acquire an excellent education but still be able to be fully involved in the WC community. I was able get involved in the WC community by being a member of the field hockey team and the president of the student-athlete mentor program (SAM). This allowed me to meet other students in and outside of the athletic community.
As a Clinical/Counseling Psychology major, I was able to present my senior thesis at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) annual conference, which was a great experience to display my work and meet with other presenters from other colleges and universities. In addition, I was able to have an internship at the Radcliffe Creek School, which is a school that specializes in education for students with documented learning disabilities. This allowed me to observe and develop some hands-on skills that would be beneficial for working with this population of students. I was also inducted into the National Honor Society of Psychology (Psi Chi). Being part of Psi Chi allowed me to converse with other psychology majors and professors about the general field of psychology and about our individual program as a whole.
I believe that Washington College is a great place to embark on your college experience. With having the wide variety of academics, activities, and local uniqueness there is something for every student to discover. I greatly enjoyed my time as a student at Washington College and feel that I received an outstanding education and experience.
If you would like to set up a visit to campus or have any questions please feel free to call or send me an email. I wish you the best of luck in your college search and I hope to hear from you soon!
Kelsey works for the Office of Admissions, working with prospective students from New Jersey.
- Major: Psychology (Clinical)
- Varsity Athletics: Field Hockey (Captain)
- President: Student Athlete Mentors (SAM)
- Member: Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
- Member: Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honor Society)