Kyra Stinson-Wesley to volunteer with AmeriCorp City Year program in Columbia, S.C.

by Billy Chandler

Kyra Stinson-Wesley of Pineville, N.C. will receive a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology with a minor in psychology.

Kyra Stinson-Wesley sitting on lawn with other student Following graduation, Stinson-Wesley will spend a year volunteering with the AmeriCorp City Year program in Columbia, SC.Stinson-Wesley will graduate with the class of 2024. She is a member of spiritual life, the Bonner Scholars, calliopean society and new student experience.

“My classes at Emory & Henry allowed me to have hard conversations with people of mixed mindsets with the expectation of having respectful discourse,” Stinson-Wesley said. “My time at Emory & Henry has prepared me to talk about hard topics with people who have differentiating views – I believe that has set me up for success in whatever career field I end up in.”

Stinson-Wesley noted that Dr. Shelly Koch and Dr. Sarah Fisher was significant in their contributions to her academic accomplishments throughout her time as a student. The Appalachian Center for Civic Life staff was also an influential part of why she was able to excel outside of the classroom and in the community. “Especially with Leah Wilson – I wouldn’t be who I am as I prepare to graduate without acknowledging the support and guidance of Chaplain Sharon Wright and Career Advisor Christine Arias.”

Following graduation, Stinson-Wesley will spend a year volunteering with the AmeriCorp City Year program in Columbia, SC. “After completing my service, I plan to pursue a master’s degree,” she said. Stinson-Wesley has an applied data analysis certificate in addition to her bachelor’s degree from Emory & Henry.

Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world. See our seniors’ success stories at www.emoryhenry.edu/commencement.

Contributed by Nathanial Hupp, E&H Class of 2024

“Keep an open mind and try everything. It’s cliche, but you can’t know if you are going to enjoy something unless you try it and you’ll never know when you might meet someone who will become a lifelong best friend in the midst of trying something new.”

—Kyra Stinson-Wesley ’24

Location:

Pineville, N.C.

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