Fun Facts about Caleb Pierce

Fun Facts about Caleb Pierce

1. In fifth grade, I was the lead in A Christmas Carol.  Apparently, as a ten year old, I made a pretty good old man!

2. I have been on two “Baseball Trips” with my brothers and dad.  Including those trips – I’ve been to 19 of the 30 Major League ball parks.  My favorite is definitely Fenway, although I could be a little biased!

3. On January 11th, 2006, I shattered all the bones on the right side of my face playing basketball.  Just one surgery later… humpty dumpty was put together again!

4. While I enjoy exploring new cities and cultures, I definitely prefer beach vacations!  I love the opportunity to escape and deny the real world for a span!

5. As a sophomore in high school, I performed for the Summit of the Eight as a part of the Denver Citywide Marching Band.  Dignitaries included: Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Boris Yeltsen, Jacques Chirac – as well as others.  Also performing that evening were artists such as Michael Bolton (whom I briefly said hello to), Amy Grant (who I swear winked at me), and Aretha Franklin.

6. I rang in 2006 on Times Square in New York City.  Definitely a lot of fun to do once, but an adventure I don’t plan on ever doing again!

7. I’ve been in a fantasy baseball league since 2005.  I’ve been in this particular league longer than I’ve ever lived in one place (not just house… but city). 

8. I have one of the most “unique” degrees out there… a Master’s in Enrollment Management. 

9. I love sweet potatoes!  Conversely, I hate zucchini & cucumbers.

10. While I don’t know much about the culture… yet… I would love to visit Malta someday.

 Caleb Pierce is the President and a Tutor at Get Smarter Prep. Thanks for taking the time to read about Fun Facts about Caleb Pierce. 

Emory University

Name: Brian Herman
College:  Emory University
Major: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology

1. What first drew you to Emory?

I was looking for a school that would be challenging academically, but also would allow me to enjoy myself and have fun as a college student. I was also drawn to Emory because I thought that as a major research university, it could help prepare me as a pre-med student.

2. What other colleges were you considering?

Tulane University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Kansas

3. How was the adjustment from high school to college?

I loved going from high school to college and all the new found freedoms that came with it. While there were also new responsibilities as well, I really enjoyed being out on my own.

4. What was your favorite class? Why?

My favorite class was an upper level in my Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology major called “Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke.” In this class, we had guest speakers almost every week who were either practicing MDs or PhD researchers involved with strokes and/or brain injuries. We even took a field trip to the major hospital in downtown Atlanta to tour their brand new Stroke Treatment Center. This class also ended up being the most useful after I graduated since I ended up working on a research study with Stroke patients for two years!

5. What clubs or groups were you involved in?

At Emory I was the Vice President of the Club Baseball team, a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and also involved in several community service projects including the Emory Autism Center.

6. Anything else you want to tell us?

One of the best things about Emory is that it is located in a major city. If you ever wanted to venture outside of the “Emory Bubble,” Atlanta was always filled so many different and unique opportunities to enjoy.

7. In one sentence, what do you love about your school?

I love the people and friends I met while at Emory, as well as all of the opportunities it provided for me.

Brian Herman is a Tutor at Get Smarter Prep.