Feature Story

Embracing Opportunity

April 4, 2016 – by Ohio Wesleyan

Courtney Carmichael ’18 on Snapchat with author and journalist Tamara Winfrey Harris.

Snapchat Takeover: Courtney Carmichael Edition

Courtney Carmichael ’18 has taken full advantage of the many opportunities Ohio Wesleyan has to offer, and she is excited about the work she has “been able to do for my community on campus.”

Carmichael, who calls Nashville, Tennessee, home, is the current president of Sisters United and marketing director for Campus Programming Board, as well as a President's Club member, mission team participant, Orientation Leader, Office of Admission overnight host, and Student Involvement Office worker.

A politics and government major and English minor, Carmichael, started her takeover April 1 and will continue hosting until April 8. As producer of Yetta Young’s “Butterfly Confessions,” Carmichael posted backstage from the April 2 performance. 

Carmichael says her participation in mission work, conferences, and events including Wright State University’s race, class, gender, and sexuality symposium: “Gendered Bodies/Gendered Lives” has positively impacted on her OWU experience, affirming and shaping her values and cultural identity.

When she isn’t participating in extracurricular activities, Carmichael often is spending time in one of her two favorite places on campus: The House of Black Culture or Library Café.

Carmichael says her greatest hope in life is to become an educator. After she earns her bachelor’s degree, she would like to apply to a public administration graduate program.

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