Catherine Foust, Class of ’14, Elementary Education and English

Catherine Foust

Catherine Foust KYHometown: Benton, Kentucky

Major and Minor: Elementary Education and English

Expected Graduation Date: 2014

Activities: President’s Ambassador, Phi Mu Membership Director, Freshman Family Groups, Campus Outreach, Common Ground, coordinates the Freshman Seminar Peer Educators through the college’s Office of Academic Success; former admissions office tour guide

Catherine PHAWhat Attracted Her to Georgetown: The solid education department

Favorite Professor: “I feel like I have favorites in every department! I have never had a professor that I disliked at Georgetown. They are so intelligent, but they are also really passionate about helping college students learn and grow.”

Plans for Life after Georgetown: To teach English at an elementary or middle school. “I am passionate about education. I’ve known that I wanted to be a teacher forever.”

Catherine Phi Mu

Favorite Georgetown Memory: Her first Songfest as a freshman in Knight Hall. “It was really cool getting to celebrate Georgetown. Our hall won the Georgetown Spirit award with just a random group of girls. College was the first time most of us had been on our own, so we had real enthusiasm for this place and the relationships it allowed you to have. Songfest allowed me to meet lots of people and was a really sweet way to make new friends.”

What Sets Georgetown Apart: “It is a true liberal arts college where you get your hands and feet wet in lots of different departments. It’s so easy to be involved, and everyone dips into a little bit of everything. You will not have a passive college career here unless you force that.”

Catherine 2Most Important Lesson Learned at Georgetown:  To be open-minded and willing to learn new things. “Even though we are located in central Kentucky, where things aren’t typically very diverse, we are exposed to things all around the world. I’ve been able to learn from people who are different from me. It’s challenged me and helped me open my mind to new opinions.”