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Caitlynn "Katie" Worley

  • Caitlynn "Katie" Worley
    • Graduation Year: 2018
    • Major: English and Business
    • Hometown: Floyd, Va.
    • Activities: Cheerleading, Dance, SGA, TISL, Honors
    • Interests: Photography, music, good books

Favorite quote(s): “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations” -John Green
Favorite book(s): Pure Series
Favorite music: Indie
Favorite movie(s): Divergent Series
Favorite past-time: Running or reading

Tell us about yourself. The best way to describe me is as a driven person who enjoys making people laugh. I was born in Bristol, but moved when I was six and was so glad I was able to come back to my roots and pursue my dreams.

Why did you choose King? I chose King because I wanted the small class sizes and relationship with teachers, but also wanted to go to a prestigious school.

What do you like best about King? I like the friendliness that is on campus. From students to staff, everyone is always very helpful and kind.

What is the best thing about living on campus? I like being so close to my classes.

What are your plans after college? I plan to attend grad school for business at King and eventually go on to law school. I would like to have a job in politics one day.

What is having a roommate like? It can be hard at times, but for the most part it’s great because you have a special bond that you can’t have with other people.

How are you coping with being away from home? At first it was tough because I am close with my family, but I have come to get used to it and have really relied on my friends to get my through it.

What is your favorite class? My favorite class is my poetry class. It’s the reason I am now an English major.

Who has influenced you the most - Who was one of your mentors? I’ve most been influenced by Professor Brandon Story. He was my Honors English teacher and really sparked my love for literature; he and made sure I did everything 110%. He really pushed me to be a better person.

What was your most rewarding extracurricular activity? I’d have to say my most rewarding extracurricular would have to be the volunteering we do with kids in various after school programs through the athletic teams I am on. The kids really love that we come and hang out with them; it’s a lot of fun for us too!

What was your most interesting summer work? This summer I worked at a gym and taught gymnastics. It was a new experience.

What is your favorite memory of King? So far my favorite memory is my first basketball game.

Did you study abroad or participate in mission trips? Where? How were they beneficial? I haven’t been on any mission trips yet, but I will be going to Italy in 2016.

Do you have a message to students relative to their own journey? Enjoy it. Make sure you get involved because it’s the best way to meet people. Never procrastinate.

How was your experience with the Financial Aid office? My experience was relatively smooth. I didn’t have any problems and they were very helpful.

If you are graduating with student debt, do you feel it will be easily manageable? I do feel like it will be manageable. I received many scholarships from King and this helped a lot!

How does your student debt compare to your friends who attended other schools? My debt is substantially less than my friends in bigger and smaller schools.