Lindsey Watson

Class Year

’17

Hometown

Washington, Ill.

Major(s)

Physics

Minor(s)

Math, Secondary Education

Lindsey Watson came to Carthage to study physics and has been amazed by the faculty and small class sizes. “I feel like my relationships with my professors are much closer than they were to my high school teachers,” she said. “The classes are smaller and we have time to get to know each other.”

Lindsey is involved in Alpha Chi Omega, Mathematics Club, and is a reporter and photographer for The Current.

“I feel like my relationships with my professors are much closer than they were to my high school teachers. The classes are smaller and we have time to get to know each other.”

Lindsey Watson, ’17

Career goal

“To inspire high school students to find ways to enjoy subjects that commonly have a bad reputation, for example, physics and math.”

How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?

Mark Snavely, because he genuinely cares for each of his students and their success inside and outside the classroom. I had him as my professor last semester, and he still says ‘Hi’ whenever he sees me, and he will even stop and ask how everything is going with my family and everything.”

Favorite class

“My favorite class so far has been Calculus I because Professor Snavely made it interesting to his students.”

Campus involvement

“I am in Alpha Chi Omega, the Math Students Club, and I am a reporter and photographer for The Current.”

Toughest class

“The toughest class so far has been Calculus II.”

Opportunities at Carthage

“I was able to go on a J-Term trip to Italy this year and I feel like my relationships with my professors are much closer than they were to my high school teachers, since the classes are smaller and we have time to get to know each other.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“Most of my favorite moments have been with my sorority, because it gave me an opportunity to meet many new girls and become more involved.”

Favorite spot on campus

“One of the individual study rooms in the library basement.”

Biggest surprise so far

“How easy it has been to transition here.”

What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?

“I think she would be happy. When I was 8, I either wanted to be a vet or a teacher and since I hate blood, I went the teacher route.”

Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?

“Take the time to get to know your professors, inside and outside the classroom. In class, don’t give up, because professors will notice that you try and will be more lenient with grading or make-up opportunities.”