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Commencement Countdown | MSBC student Kelsey Gunter

'My favorite memories are spending time with the people who make up Spalding - staff members, students and faculty'

Spalding University staff

With Commencement approaching on June 1, Spalding is publishing a series of stories and Q&A’s that highlight students from a range of degree programs who are set to graduate. Next up is Kelsey Gunter, a candidate for a master of science in business communication degree. Kelsey previously worked as an admissions counselor at Spalding and now serves as recruitment coordinator at Assumption High School.

What is your favorite Spalding memory?
As simple as it sounds, my favorite memories are spending time with the people who make up Spalding – staff members, students and faculty. Enjoying lunch on the second floor ELC patio, walking to Ollie’s Trolley for some fries or celebrating milestones together. You will notice food is a common theme, but really it was the kind individuals that made these moments stand out.

What was your favorite spot on campus?
Anywhere there were free SteelCity Pops giveaways (smiling), or the Admissions Office. The admissions counselors are pretty cool people.

At Spalding, we like to say that, “Today is a great day to change the world.” For many of our students, Commencement is a world changing experience. After graduation, how do you plan to change the world, big or small, and who inspires you to be a #spaldingworldchanger? 
Currently, I work at Assumption High School. I am grateful to have the opportunity to build relationships with these amazing young women and to lead and encourage the Assumption students as they discover who they are. I learn so much from them; their passions, dreams and aspirations inspire me daily.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your Spalding experience?
My advice to any student is get to know the people around you. You can make such an impact on someone just by being kind and sharing a little bit of love.