"I’ve always seen myself as a businessman,” says Jake Kerger from Louisville, Ky., and he knows his English and management majors will prepare him academically for advertising and marketing. In the meantime, there’s writing and football – passions of Kerger’s.
The English major especially enjoys writing creative non-fiction, and he writes for the student newspaper, The Torch.
“At Witt I can become the best version of myself. There are so many people here for me. My professors make me figure things out, and that trust gives me confidence in my decisions. ”
Although an injury playing football has kept him off the field, it hasn’t lessened his importance as a member of the team or lessened his desire to return to the game.
“Football is my brotherhood, and I have the web of support from my teammates,” he says.
Kerger was tapped by the Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society that seeks to recognize and encourage scholarship among first-year men who achieved a 3.5 grade-point average fall semester.
“I have had to persevere both academically and athletically with my rehab. I have learned to work hard and to make my own decisions. The hardest part for me has been keeping my life socially and academically balanced.“
- Written by Phyllis Eberts '00
- Photo by Robbie Gantt