Hi, my name is Mark Fox, and I am an Assistant Director of Admissions at Presbyterian College. I graduated from PC in 2008 with a major in Biology and minors in both Chemistry and Psychology. After spending a year teaching science outside of Charlotte, NC, I am thrilled to have the chance to return to PC and share with you the endless opportunities that exist here in Clinton, SC.
Right now is an exciting time to join our PC community because of all of the new changes taking place on and around campus. Two of the most recognizable changes here at PC are the recent transition into Division I athletics, and the opening of our School of Pharmacy in the fall of 2010. We also have a brand new state of the art Biology building and a recently renovated student center, but the changes do not stop there because there are even more new facilities and renovations to come in the near future.
Even with all of these changes at Presbyterian College, certain constants still exist. Founded in 1880, PC challenges each individual with a liberal arts experience that extends from the classroom to all aspects of life. This extension outside the classroom occurs with the adherence to our distinguished Honor Code, and the commitment to serve by following our recognized motto: “While We Live, We Serve.” On top these Presbyterian College staples, PC also will bolster one’s cultural awareness by bringing popular speakers and performers to campus, and there is always an opportunity to leave campus for a semester or even a month to study abroad. I visited Costa Rica with the Biology Department during my time at PC, and it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
So what if you prefer to stay on campus and foreign travel is not exactly your forte? Then you are in luck because ninety-five percent of the student body at Presbyterian college lives on campus, and there is always something going on here. On any given day, there is some kind of sporting event taking place with one of our fifteen Division I sports teams, but if watching sports is not for you, then I would suggest getting involved with one of the fifty student-run organizations. I choose to get involved with intramurals because it gave me chance to play sports with my friends, but you might want to get involved with Greek life, Student Government Association, or maybe it all sounds appealing to you. All of the student activities are great, but I think what stands out about PC more than anything else with current and former Blue Hose is how close-knit of a community it truly is. Not only do you become close friends with your roommates and classmates, but you also grow close to the faculty and staff of the college as well. Some of my fondest memories were the times that my professors invited the whole class over to their house to discuss a book, talk about school, or just to have dinner.
Hopefully, I have given you an idea of what it’s like to be a part of the Presbyterian College community, but do you still want to know more about PC? If so, I will be traveling throughout North Carolina and portions of South Carolina to college fairs, high schools, and other events in your community to tell you all about PC. I would love to meet you at one of these events, but the best way to understand what Presbyterian College can do for you is to come see it for yourself. Even if you can’t visit Clinton, SC, I want you to know that I am excited to be your admission counselor, and I look forward to helping you with your college decision.