Student of the Week
Name: Kirsten Chambers
Parents: Jeremy and Kelly Chambers
Class Year: Junior
Major: Exercise Science
Favorite food: Coffee (Coffee can be food right???)
- Adrian College Women’s Varsity Soccer (captain)
- Special Olympics College President
- Adrian College Resident Assistant
- PRIDE (Promoting the Rights of Individuals with Disabilities Everywhere) Member
- Pre-Health Sciences Communications Chair
- Adrian College Honors Program
- Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
- SAAC Member
Hobbies and interests: My hobbies include soccer, running and reading. I love to paint whenever I can find time, and I am also interested in one day learning to play good tennis.
Plans after graduation: After graduation, I plan on going to graduate school to study Occupational Therapy.
Proudest of: I just participated in the Polar Plunge and I am so proud of myself. I am not the most adventurous person and this is definitely something I would have never seen myself doing. Even now I cannot believe I did it. I am so proud that I was able to do something for Special Olympics and jump into that freezing water!
Biggest Contribution to Society: I think my biggest contribution to society is running the Special Olympics College program, and it is an honor. Adrian College students playing sports with individuals with disabilities in the area, benefits not only our S.O. College athletes, but also the Adrian College members. Our athletes are amazing and this program gives them the opportunity to experience things they have never done before, such as play a soccer game against the University of Michigan on Docking Stadium in front of a huge Adrian College crowd. I cannot even explain the feeling when one of our athletes scores, the energy and constant happiness is like nothing else. We have met some incredible families and individuals in society, and our hearts would all be much emptier if we had not done so.
Inspiring Adrian Staff Member? My most inspiring staff member is Dr. Darr. He is an incredible professor who really does do an amazing job of being sure his students best understand the information. Besides that, his students have the utmost respect for him. Dr. Darr has dedicated so much time to this college and does it all behind the scenes. I look up to him so much for all he has done in his life and his time here, and his never-ending hard work.
What concerns you in the world: What concerns me in the world? I think what concerns me the most is the mindset that there are few good people left in the world. Many people have a mindset to not trust the people around them, sometimes rightfully so. However, there are still so many amazing people and we cannot all give up the idea that humans are good. Some may say it is naïve, but I believe we can all be a little more trustworthy and caring towards the people around us.
Best friends are people who: Best friends are the ones who are there when you really need someone, but also when you don’t. Best friends are honest with you no matter what because they always want what is best for you. Best friends support you, cheer for you, and root you on even when others don’t. (And of course, they are the shoulders to cry on when college gets too stressful).
A thank you to someone who helped get you to where you are? I, of course, want to thank my family for all the time and support they have given me, even since I have been in college. I also want to thank any person or coach who has pushed me even harder, because without failures and people pushing you farther than you think possible, you may never see how successful you could become.