A political activist, Caitlin Hedrick ’09 believed she would pursue political science in college. However, to her surprise, she took a course about excavating in Egypt and discovered a love for history she didn’t know she possessed.
“I never liked American history and was surprised at how much I enjoyed the course,” Hedrick says. “My professor pointed out that there were lots of kinds of history.” Today she is majoring in both history and art history, and works as faculty aid to a history professor. She developed a love for museums during many visits she shared with her grandmother.
“I will remain involved in political issues, but I know I want to do art history,” Hedrick says. “I want to follow my passion and go to grad school in New York, get an internship and prepare for a future as a curator or a dealer in an art museum or gallery.”
In the meantime, she will complete a Washington D.C. semester, which will include two courses at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and an internship at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the oldest art museums in the United States.
With nine years of formal dance instruction, Hedrick knew she also wanted to continue dancing during her college years. She found a perfect niche in Wittenberg’s dance program and says that she is amazed at what she has learned from the other student dancers.
At Wittenberg I’ve learned that I can do anything. I have made friends that will last forever and shared experiences I’ll always remember.”
- Written by Phyllis Eberts '00
- Photo by Robbie Gantt