Eleanor McCarthy '13
“E-town is the total package… small but mighty.”
“E-town is the total package… small but mighty,” Eleanor McCarthy '13 boasted. “Campus life lets you try anything.”
The senior Mechanical Engineering major from Jefferson, Md., has made strides within her demanding major, while maintaining a schedule packed full of extra-curricular activities. She is on the softball team, a peer mentor, teaching assistant, Body Shop coordinator, Blue Jay mascot, sports writer for the Etownian, Robotics and Machine Intelligence Club Treasurer, and a member of FEAST (the engineering club) as well as SWE (the women’s engineering club).
Eleanor has excelled academically, despite initial concerns that balancing sports and a demanding major would be too difficult.
“I’ve even been able to add two minors in subjects [Anthropology and Computer Science] I would have never thought to explore, and broaden my education,” she said.
But she knew early on that E-town was the right fit for her. Aside from the College offering the major she wanted to pursue, she said it “just felt like home”. Eleanor’s other accomplishments include being named the first All-American in the College’s softball program’s history, a Middle-Atlantic Conference Co-Player of the Year and the Etownian Player of the Year. And throughout all of these accomplishments, she studied abroad in Rome and is on the Dean’s List.
“We have so many opportunities to learn across the disciplines and take classes you end up loving, but would have never thought to take without our liberal arts program… you can find your niche, but still explore new areas,” she said, continuing to describe how adamantly she felt about her professors, and the relationships she was able to develop. “The professors truly care about your studies and are always ready to help in both classes and potential research opportunities. You always feel safe and at home at E-town.”