Robby Swab is from Kernersville, NC. He transferred to PC in 2010 to play baseball for the Blue Hose. He is a double major in history and business management. He is also an active member of Campus Outreach and a member of the PC Choir as well as the president of Cantare, PC’s men’s ensemble.
Why did you choose to come to PC and what made you interested in majoring in History?
I transferred into PC to play baseball and really felt like I had an opportunity to make an impact. Also, I had the encouragement of an old family friend to join the PC Choir. At first, I was really skeptical about becoming a Blue Hose. I was in a completely different atmosphere and was basically going through a second freshman experience. It took me a full year at PC to understand how special this place is. I really developed an interest in history when I took Dr. Hobbie’s History of Christianity. I had a great experience and decided to really pursue History as a major.
How would you describe your experience in PC’s History Department
I had no idea what major I should choose or how I wanted to live my life. I made some great connections with the history faculty and really began to enjoy and pursue my interests. I have always loved history and what it can teach us. All of the professors in the History Department are energetic and passionate about what they are teaching. When you have teachers who genuinely enjoy the topics they teach, going to class and being prepared is much easier. All of the professors are also really easy to talk to. I have had great conversations with my professors about writing papers, problems I have had, or baseball. It is a great department full of energetic people and great students.
What advice would you give to students considering coming to PC and majoring in history?
I received some great advice that I believe applies to every incoming freshman. You have to have CONVICTION! If you believe in yourself and have faith, then you will succeed in every facet of college life. It helped me make decisions and be confident that I was doing the right thing. College is full of decisions and uncertainty. If you have conviction about your studies and actively participate in college activities, you will succeed here at PC and realize how special this place truly is.