Knight to Know: Rachelle Hale ’23
Hometown: Alma, Mich.
Major: International Studies
Minor: Public Health
Extracurricular Activities: I am a member of Arcadia Christian Fellowship (ACF), Environmental Network, and the Public Health Student Society (PHSS), along with my occasional involvement in a few other clubs/organizations on campus when time allows. I am a Student Ambassador, Study Abroad Mentor (STAMP), International Peer Associates Mentor (IPAL), and Conversation Partner. I am also involved with Community-Based Work Study at Glenside Elementary and the AmeriCorps Next Steps program where I volunteer at Glenside Free Library and peer mentor.
Study Abroad Experience: I studied abroad for a semester in Ireland during fall 2021.
Plans After Graduation: I am on the accelerated pre-International Peace and Conflict Resolution track 3+2 years here at Arcadia. So while finishing up my undergraduate requirements this year, I have also started classes with my cohort in the IPCR graduate program. I am also considering the dual degree for IPCR/Counseling with a focus on trauma counseling.
Favorite Thing About Arcadia: My favorite thing about Arcadia is the memories I made here throughout the past four years. From orientation week during my freshman year, going to student programming events (bingo, movie nights, comedians), family weekend, Woodstock and Blitz carnival, even Cotillion. I have made so many great connections with friends as well as staff that have contributed to my growth as an individual and I will continue to carry these memories with me long after my departure from Arcadia.