Tripp Spradley is from Rock Hill, SC. He pursued majors in History and English (with an emphasis in Creative Writing) and a minor in Southern Studies. He was involved with FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and Campus Outreach, and he was also a Stirling (student ambassador). While here at PC, he was a YoungLife leader and served on leadership with FCA.
Why did you choose to come to PC and what made you interested in majoring in history?
I was interested in majoring in history before coming to PC, and it was one of the biggest motivations in my college search. On one visit to PC, I knew that this was the place I wanted to be, both academically and within the community. After meeting a few of the history faculty members and sitting in on a few history classes, I loved the passion that the professors had towards what they were teaching and helping the students attain their goals. This solidified not only my decision to attend PC but to pursue a history major as well.
How would you describe your experience in the History Department?
I have loved every minute of it. I was lucky enough to attend a Maymester trip through the department to England and Scotland two years ago, and it really refueled my passion for history and love for the department. While PC’s community is great and second to none, the community within the History Department is equal to it. I have no problem walking into a professor’s office for advice on a paper, possible graduate schools, what classes I should take, or just to talk through how my time here at PC is going.
What advice would you give to someone planning to come to PC and majoring in history?
I would say that if this is your decision, get excited. Not every class or every assignment will be your favorite, but overall, being in the History Department has enriched and inspired not only my academic endeavors, but my time on the campus as well. The professors genuinely love what they teach, and they love to teach and help students in any way that they can.