By Anna Meurer
The first time you meet Shannon Harvey, he’ll probably be playing Ultimate Frisbee or wearing a PHA shirt, or both. The Louisville, Ky native says he chose Georgetown because, “I wanted to attend a liberal arts school that would have small class sizes and Georgetown seemed like a good fit.”
A political science major and history minor, he lists his favorite classes as Constitutional Law and Constitutional Rights with John Sosbe or Military History with Dr. Wargelin.
His favorite things about GC include, “the small size and the relationships and interactions that you are able to have that you can’t at a larger institution.” His least favorite thing? “Meatless Mondays and NEXUS events,” he says with his typical, slightly-sarcastic humor.
A four-year member of PHA, most of his favorite memories involve hanging out in the PHA house with his brothers. This past year, he was elected President of PHA, which he takes great pride in because, “it felt like validation for my hard work and something I had strived for since freshman year.”
Outside of class, Shannon loves to play sports, regularly making an appearance on the intramurals fields with both his fraternity and as an extra player for the independents. Even more so than that, you’ll rarely see an Ultimate Frisbee game that he hasn’t started or isn’t playing in, even though doing so has caused him three concussions over the past year.
An ardent Red Sox and Steelers fan, Shannon spends several of his evenings watching games with his brothers. Beyond traditional sports, Shannon also enjoys WWE wrestling, which he describes as amazing regardless of what anyone else thinks.
After graduation, Shannon plans to attend law school, “…but if not I want to work in government and hopefully better the world.” Before he does that, however, he has to survive his political science comps. For now, he is just trying to enjoy his last year on campus.