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Class of 2021: Exercise science major walks the walk

Emma Kimmel always enjoyed traveling–so much that she will leave her home state of Vermont to attend Georgia College this fall.

“I want to go someplace that isn’t as cold as Vermont,” she said. “And, I want to get away from the snow.” 

Emma Kimmel: Class of 2021

Although she chose Georgia College because of its splendor, Kimmel is also impressed with the small class sizes.

“I was really looking for a different experience than the schools offer in Vermont,” she said. “Georgia College seems like it would be a good fit for me.”

Kimmel’s major—exercise science with a concentration in performance and fitness—also suits her, as she believes in the benefits of being physically fit. She ran cross-country indoor and outdoor track for three years in high school. While at Georgia College, Kimmel plans to join a running club and do yoga. She also became vegan last August, a lifestyle that doesn’t include the consumption of animal products such as meat, fish, dairy or eggs.

“I saw some pictures of decorated and colorful smoothies and often with the pictures a recipe would be listed on Instagram,” Kimmel said. “It looked like a really healthy way to live.”

Although she has not chosen a career, Kimmel is leaning towards becoming a personal trainer or fitness instructor.

“I’ve found that after I workout or step out of yoga class, not only do I physically feel good, but mentally I feel energized and content,” she said. “I’d like to be able to help others feel that way, too.”

Kimmel should fit right in as a Bobcat. In high school, she was in Honor Society and various community service organizations, including Key Club.

“I’m most looking forward to joining organizations that are focused on the things that I’m interested in and meeting new people,” she said.


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