A student profile of junior nursing student Caitlin Cherry
Caitlin Cherry was drawn to East Tennessee State University because of its Honors
College and the "unbelievable opportunities" she couldn't find anywhere else. And
she hasn't been disappointed.
The University Honors Scholar is a junior nursing student from Kingsport and a graduate
of Sullivan South High School.
"The Honors College is a family," Cherry said. "The people who work there will really
advocate for you."
She looks forward to writing her honors thesis, which is the capstone project for
ETSU's Honors Scholars.
"I will find a topic I'm passionate about and want to research," Cherry says, adding
that she is currently looking for an adviser. "I love research, so I know I'll enjoy
In addition to her core and nursing coursework, Cherry has particularly enjoyed her
courses in marksmanship and art philosophy, and looks forward to taking women's studies
courses in the future.
Outside the classroom, she works on campus as an assistant resident director at Lucille
Clement Hall. She is also active as secretary/treasurer of the National Residence
Hall Honorary and a member of President's Pride, the honorary service organization
that assists ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland at official functions at Shelbridge,
the university's presidential residence, as well as commencement ceremonies and many
other campus happenings.
"I really enjoy the diversity of things I can be part of," Cherry said. "I can have
this great job in Housing while doing undergraduate research, going to group fitness
classes, and just having a fun college life. I also love meeting people from around
"I love it here," she continued. "The longer I'm here, the more I love it. I really
like the direction the university's going with the (Committee for) 125 effort."
Once she graduates, Cherry will most likely pursue a master's degree, and perhaps
a doctorate. "I want to travel, find different jobs, and see the world through my
work," she says.