Kelsey Kimble '13Kelsey Kimble is a junior student at Hartwick College.
Where are you from?
Dingmans Ferry, PA, near the Delaware Water Gap. It's the boonies! Everyone gets off school the first day of hunting season; it's that kind of place. Oneonta feels like a city to me. That's an adjustment.
Why a Nursing major?
It's kind of personal. I got hit hard in the face once, playing hockey. A hospital nurse took good care of me. I want to be that person, the one others know is there to help. I really want to work with kids.
Why field hockey?
I have loved hockey since 6th grade. When I'm playing, everything else just slips away. I'm a forward inner and I wanted to play in college, not sit the bench. Once I played, I wanted to start. Now, I start and I want to get better. I want to be known as The Threat.
When did you know Hartwick was for you?
I had a lot of different offers, so I could pretty much go where I wanted. Hartwick has the Nursing major, Coach Anna Meyer said I would play, and my boyfriend was coming to Hartwick. All of that kind of made me feel at home.
How do you describe Hartwick to friends back home?
It's like home, but with more trees. It's beautiful. A lot of my friends went to big state schools in Pennsylvania; it's hard to describe this to them.
Where do you spend your time?
I live in Smith, but spend a lot of time in Oyaron. That's where my boyfriend lives. I'm comfortable there. I often study with him and his roommates. I like to have a lot going on; the library's too quiet for me.
It seems like I'm always on the turf field. That's where we practice and play. I live there. It's getting to the point where we're not a team, we're a family.
What does "theory into practice" mean to you?
I want to do my major, not just read about it or listen to a lecture. I could be in the lab for eight hours a day; that's how I learn best. My favorite is dissecting things.
Where will you go from here?
I don't know for sure, but I know I want to do well in school. I want to make my parents proud.