Jacob Rogers ’14

Jacob Rogers is a double major in History and English, which means he has spent quite a bit of time around Neville Hall.  He is a member of the PC Choir as well as the men’s choir, Cantare!  He is also actively involved in ministry through Campus Outreach and enjoys participating in the many Intramural Sports PC offers throughout the year.  Jacob has had the opportunity to travel on a Maymester with the History Department to Central Europe.

Why did you choose to come to PC and what made you interested in majoring in history?

Before I decided to go to PC, I was strongly leaning towards going to a larger university. Having small class sizes and professors that knew me by name didn’t mean much at the time. But now that I am a senior, I can look back and say that has made all the difference in my college experience! I was strongly considering majoring in history, as I always did well in those classes, but getting to know the awesome professors here made that an easy decision.

How would you describe your experience in PC’s History Department?

My experience with the History Department has been nothing short of incredible! Probably my best memory was a Maymester trip to Central Europe that covered five countries led by the always-lively Dr. Wiecki! I can safely say that it was one of the most incredible, eye-opening trips of my life. That trip symbolizes everything I love about the History Department in that the professors truly loved what they were getting to show and teach us, as well as getting to know all of us personally.

What advice would you give to students considering coming to PC and majoring in history?

My best advice to future students of the noble field of history is to dive in and immerse yourself. Don’t just study a part of the world: go there! It’s one thing to study Spanish history, but it’s another thing to study and/or live in Spain. Studying abroad is a must-do opportunity! Lastly, I would say challenge yourself and take classes you love! When you combine a subject you’re interested in with a professor who is deeply passionate and knowledgeable in that field, the outcome can only be great!