Take Note

A Service of Lessons and Carols

Thurs., Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel; free and open to the public

Chandler Kemp

photo of Chandler Kemp

Chandler Kemp 2017

We’re pleased to introduce academic superstar and Huntingdon Ambassador Chandler Kemp ’17, 4.0, cell biology major, Dean’s List of High Honors, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Beta, Phi Eta Sigma. After graduating from Huntingdon, Chandler will move on to medical school somewhere lucky enough to get him, and someday he could be practicing right alongside Alex Carroll ’17 and some of the ambassadors to whom you’ve been introduced. Chandler was recruited to play baseball for the Hawks, but after a wing injury he had to set the baseball aside for other pursuits—like serving as a member of the Pre-Health Professions Club, the Huntingdon Leadership Initiative, the Biology-Chemistry Club, and a Science Olympiad volunteer. “My decision to attend Huntingdon was based on more than baseball,” he says. “I chose Huntingdon because I wanted a school known for great academics, small student-teacher ratio, and a faculty that challenges students to reach their utmost potential.” Now, he splits his time between the classroom, studying, coaching baseball for the Montgomery Academy and for a travel baseball team, working as a medical scribe in an emergency department, and shadowing physicians (in addition to all of those other things listed above.) Asked to name his favorite professor, Chandler hesitates. “This is not an easy question to answer,” he says. “I have many favorites.” Still, religion professor and provost Dr. Chad Eggleston comes to mind. “He expects a lot of his students in the classroom and pushes students to reach their goals. I found it easy to talk to him outside of class about my faith, my goals, and life in general. He has invested time in my life, which was pivotal for me as a freshman and throughout my journey at Huntingdon.” Chandler’s three words for Huntingdon are “Character, Quality, and Leadership,” which can also be said about his role model, Dr. Ben Carson, and about Chandler, himself. That’s why he’s a Huntingdon Ambassador.