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Rachel Dunlay 2017

photo of Rachel Dunlay

Rachel Dunlay 2017

With a mane of curly blonde locks that could make her a contender for a lucrative hair modeling job, one would think that Ambassador Rachel Dunlay ’17 had the courage of a lioness. Not so much. She says the most daring thing she’s done is swim with stingrays—she’s terrified of the ocean. And given that she’s from Jupiter, Florida (right next to the Atlantic), that fear could be problematic. No worries, though. Rachel’s a psychology major, and just like she psyched herself into swimming with stingrays, she can psyche herself out of any fears. Take, for example, opponents—Rachel lettered in soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, and track and field at Jupiter Christian School and is a mainstay on the Lady Hawks volleyball team. Another example—her future. Some folks are scared of the unknown. She’s got a plan: a doctorate in clinical psychology and a counseling practice of her own. While she’s working toward that goal, Rachel serves as philanthropy chair for Chi Omega and has been part of the Panhellenic Council, Psychology Club, and Diamond Dolls. She’s earned a place in Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology, the USA-South All-Academic Team, Gamma Sigma Alpha honor society, and the Dean’s List. A sports enthusiast, Rachel’s favorite thing to do on campus, when she isn’t playing her own sports, is watch her friends play in football and baseball games. In the classroom, she absorbs all she can from her favorite professor, Dr. Kristine Copping. “She takes time to get to know all of her students and she loves psychology and knows so much,” says Rachel. “She teaches in a way that is understandable. Plus, she’s the bomb.”  That’s quite an endorsement from someone who’s the bomb her very self.