The title of “Outstanding Senior in Sociology” fits no student better than re-
cent graduate, Chris Lord. Chris, a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, now
holds bachelor’s degrees in both Sociology and Spanish, and is an esteemed
student in both disciplines by students and faculty alike. He plans to immedi-
ately pursue a master’s degree in education as well as in sociology withinthe coming years. Chris’ four
-year career at Georgetown shows promise for his future success as he has shown an exemplary commitment to academicsand service in Georgetown and abroad.
Chris explained that he chose sociology as one of his majors, “mainly be-
cause of my concern for the inequalities that exist in America and becauseof the lack of answers that I have gotten from other sources in my life. I
was looking for a historic explanation for why things were the way they were.”
With sociology as his foundation, Chris has made the most of his undergraduate experience as heexplored answers to his questions.Chris is a natural leader and has taken advantage of numerous opportunities to use his gifts. Duringhis time at Georgetown, Chris has served as both a volunteer and a leader in the Scroggins Park Af-
ter School Tutoring Program. Chris also helped lead a student “Plunge to Poverty” among those
without homes in Lexington. He served in the campus Student Abolitionist Movement, and was aSpanish tutor at Georgetown College. He also volunteered at Anne Mason Elementary and ScottCounty High Schools, both in Georgetown.A study abroad experience in Mexico led Chris to his current job with Teach for America. Withinthe program, he will teach English as a second language in Ohio. He plans to engage the American
education system as a long term career goal, whether as a “teacher, administrator, or a communitymember engaging the youth, parents, and schools in important social discussions,” says the gradu-ate. There is no doubt that Chris’ outstanding academic diligence and social attentiveness will be a
service to any career path he chooses.
THE OXFORD CONNECTION
OUTSTANDING SENIOR: CHRIS LORD
The Oxford Program atGeorgetown College offers stu-dents a variety of unique opportu-nities to complete some portion of their program of study through
Regent’s Park College in the Uni-versity of Oxford. Regent’s Park
College has been one of the per-manent private halls at OxfordUniversity since 1957, and itshares with Georgetown Collegea commitment to provide a rigor-ous education in an intentionallyChristian context. GeorgetownCollege established a partnership
with Regent’s Park in 1998,
opening the door for our studentsto study at Oxford in a variety of programs. Since 2008, 4 sociolo-gy majors (Carrie Summers,Adriana Núñez, SamanthaYeates, and Robert Carter) com- pleted the Oxford Program and 2are going this Spring (CalieshaComley and Morgan Reeves).This rigorous program benefitsour students in preparing them for graduate school and beyond.
Regent’s Park College