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Senior Spotlight: Ellie Beth Potter

Ellie Beth is a Psychology major with a Digital Media minor.She enjoys painting, hiking, and writing songs on piano.She also enjoys writing and public speaking. Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 16:14, "Let all that you do be done in love."

During her time at Lee University, she has been involved in Kairos and the Rock CLimbing Club for all four years. Along with involvement in the national fraternity, Kappa Upsilon Chi for three semesters and Student Leadership Council her freshman and sophomore year. She held an officer position in Public Relations Student Society of America during her sophomore year. Currently, she serves as an officer in Psi Chi, the psychology honors society, and is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre honors society.

After graduation, Ellie Beth plans to travel to Scotland and England for six months to do mission work. Afterwards, she will return to the U.S. for seminary where she hopes to obtain a Masters in Divinity.

Her advice to Kairos freshman is to humble yourself earnestly before God and others. Humility allows you to lower yourself so you can love others well; it allows you to stop comparing yourself to others, thus bringing you joy that only God provides. She also says not to think too highly of yourself, but do not think too highly of others that you think you are not enough.

Upon reflecting over the past years in Kairos, one of Ellie Beth's favorite memories is taking Honors Philosophy with Dr. Kevin Nordby. Due to Covid, the three students who signed up for the class were put in a non-honors section. They were required to meet separately with Dr. Nordby to discuss additional philosophical essays and write reflections on them. This structure allowed her to not only participate in class lectures, but have a separate time for further learning. She developed a love for philosophy in this course, and gained a greater appreciation for the community that comes from discussing complex issues with peers.


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