Tell Us About Your Self(ie): Andy Connell

The Class of 2020 Facebook group for incoming students to Champlain has been jam packed with students bubbling with excitement regarding the upcoming school year. It seems the perfect time to re-introduce our “Tell Us About Yourself(ie)” series, which will highlight profiles of incoming first-year students through the summer and leading up to Orientation in August.

If you are an incoming member of Champlain’s Class of 2020 and are interested in sharing your Selfie, check out how at the bottom of this post.

Andy Connell, ‘20 // Secondary Education // Swarthmore, PA

Connect with me: send a carrier pigeon (Facebook)

Why did you pick Champlain?

So I can begin my search for Champ in the Lake… JK the school’s community, its program for my major, and it being 7 hours from home isn’t bad either.

You’ve created a fun, eccentric course at Champlain. What is it?

Aerodynamics of laden Birds (African/European species).

What’s a poster you’ll definitely be hanging in your Res Hall room?

The “I want to Believe” poster from the X-Files.

What’s your go-to jam song?

“Save Me From the Dance Floor” by I Fight Dragons.

If you could be any mythical creature, what would you be and why?

Kitsune: foxes are my favorite animal, and I like the mythological aspects of Japanese myths.

What’s your phone wallpaper?

It is a picture of a phone that has a picture of a phone that has a picture of a phone that has a picture of a phone that has a picture of a phone that has a picture of a phone that has a picture of a phone that has a picture of a phone that has a picture of a phone that has a picture of a phone that has a picture of a phone…

What’s a word or phrase you’re guilty of using too often?

Either “everyone needs a hobby” or “if that’s what you’re into.”

What’s the number 1 item on your bucket list?

Learn a language from 5 different language families; I’ve got Germanic down so far.

What’s your favorite gaming console?

PC Master Race.

What’s your go-to fun fact?

So you know the guy on the $20? Andrew Jackson? Ya he was against the use of paper money. So what did we do, put him on what is now the most common bill of course!

If you’d like to be featured in an upcoming “Tell Us About Yourself(ie),” review the questions here, then submit them to champlain.edu/yourselfie and we’ll post the best answers!

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