The Honors College is full of students who star in the classroom as well as athletics. One of the most exceptional is Callie Grace. This senior from Dalton, Massachusetts, has been a successful member of the Pace swim team while achieving scholastic excellence.
Currently busy with her swimming season, Callie and her teammates are putting together quite the record. She will be competing in the championships coming up soon and is planning to take home some medals. Last year, Callie placed in the top three in both the 100 breaststroke and the 100 freestyle, earning two medals. She intends to place even higher this year!
When not competing herself, Callie finds ways to remain at the pool by lifeguarding on campus. She also gives swimming lessons and is a coach for a club team that uses the facilities here at Pace.
When not at the pool, Callie achieves exemplary marks in the classroom. The Applied Psychology major not only executes her skills in school and in the water, but applies her knowledge to help younger children through her internship. Callie is currently interning with Gang Prevention Services under the Family Services of Westchester, which is an affiliate to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Callie helps partner children with members of the community to help guide them.
Given her passion for helping children, it is no surprise that her favorite aspect of the Honors College is the community service opportunities it provides to its students. Every year Callie looks forward to the Wrapping Gifts for Underprivileged Children event during the holiday season.
The Honors College holds a special place in Callie’s memories of Pace. When asked about her greatest accomplishment at Pace, Callie says, “Being accepted into the Honors College my first semester.” This achievement recognized Callie’s abilities in the classroom and meant a great deal to her.
Callie intends to attend graduate school to earn a MS in Counseling, hopefully at East Carolina University. After that, she hopes to begin a career as a middle school guidance counselor.
Callie encourages students to obtain internships and seek jobs, especially on campus. She says, “Without having my job and internship, I would not be in the position I am today.” Callie’s future is bright and she is sure to achieve great things considering her dedication to everything that she does.