Adam Wetherington ’15

Adam Wetherington

ky adamwetheringtonHometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Expected Graduation Date: 2015

Majors: Political Science and Spanish

Activities: Student Government Association (SGA) President, President’s House Association (PHA) Membership Chair, Young Democrats, Common Ground; former admissions office tour guide and SGA Senator

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How He Heard About Georgetown: “There are a lot of alumni at St. Matthews Baptist [his home church]. I’d heard about Georgetown since middle or high school because people from church always took sophomores, juniors and seniors to visit the campus.”

Academic Interests: Politics and social justice

Favorite Class: “Probably either Political Thought or International Human Rights. I like sitting around and talking in class, instead of being lectured at for an hour. I get a lot more out of it if I can talk about the concepts and not just copy something off of slides. You don’t really learn things unless you work through them yourself with your professors.”

Plans for Life after Georgetown: To attend law school and one day enter politics. “A lot of state representatives have law practices or their own businesses on the side. I’d love to work in Frankfort or Washington, D.C. My dream job would be president!”

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What Sets Georgetown Apart: “It’s like a family. If you are sick, you’ll have every single one of your professors e-mailing you. You’ll have faculty you don’t even have class with asking how you are feeling. It’s an extension of your home, really, a home away from home. You’re going away to school, but you’re coming home at the same time.”

Most Important Lesson Learned at Georgetown: How to manage his time while taking advantage of campus opportunities. “Often, if you put off things, then you never do them. I enjoy being busy now; I feel like I need the structure and routine of things to do. I didn’t have that [before], so it’s definitely a Georgetown thing.”