Hey Y’all! My name is Hill Douglas, and I am one of the 2020 Summer Admissions Interns. I am a rising junior from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and am majoring in History here at Furman, and I can’t wait to return to campus in the fall. I’ve been keeping busy these past few months by playing golf, fly fishing, trying to figure out how to play guitar, and collecting records, but I cannot wait for normal human interaction and sports to return. I am also looking forward to being back with the friends and organizations I am involved with at school that make Furman feel like home.
My involvements on campus include The Shucker Leadership Institute, Greek life, FCA, and student ambassadors. The Shucker Leadership Institute is a program designed to help students develop as leaders by learning more about their passions and strengths through collaboration and community service. Through this organization, I have also become involved with Positive Impact for Kids, a non-profit founded by my classmate Leanne Joyce that provides funding and resources to hospitals in order to improve the experience for children and teenagers receiving inpatient care.
Getting involved with Greek life my freshman year is one of the best decisions I’ve made at Furman. Through KA I have not only found the best friends and the best social life I could ask for, but I have also benefited from the connections and memories I have made and will continue to make. I have been serving as recruitment chair for my fraternity, and have enjoyed meeting all kinds of new people through the position. Saturdays in the fall are definitely my favorite days at Furman for two reasons: tailgating and football. All the Greek organizations and other student organizations set up tents and grills and hang out before cheering on the paladins’ football team. Gamedays at Furman are hard to beat, so hopefully they can still happen this fall!
Aside from tailgates, one thing I am looking forward to, and hoping will still happen, is studying abroad. I was supposed to participate in a MayX class last month that studied World War I and traveled to London and throughout France, but unfortunately that was cancelled for obvious reasons. I am also scheduled to spend the spring semester in Edinburgh, Scotland this year, though, so I’m still holding out hope that I’ll be studying across the pond in six months.
That’s all for know, but I hope whoever is reading this got to know a little more about me, and Furman as well!