Blaine Baxley

Blaine Baxley

Hometown: Ocala, FL
Major: Psychology
Minor: Education
Class Year: 2024

Why I Chose Stetson:

I chose Stetson because I wanted a school where I could get to know my professors, get involved on campus, and feel comfortable being myself. I found this at Stetson. It was a welcoming and friendly environment and I felt I would be able to get the support I needed on campus while navigating college life.

Involvements on Campus:

I am a Student Ambassador and a Morale Captain for Hatterthon. I also a member of Zeta tau Alpha and serve as the Director of Membership and Enrichment and Sunshine Chair.

What I Like to Do on Weekends:

I love hanging out with new friends, finding fun restaurants to try, and going on last-minute adventures! I am really looking forward to campus activities and athletics resuming when Covid precautions are over.

My Favorite Class at Stetson:

My FSEM class was a highlight for me during my first semester. The Secret Life of Bees, taught by Dr. Sarah Cramer, was such a unique class. I learned so much about a variety of topics in one course. The focus was writing and research, but I learned about sustainable food systems, the importance of bees to our environment and food supply, and how to cultivate honey from the local campus hives. Our professor, Dr.Cramer, served as a great resource and gave guidance to navigating freshman life. I mean, is there anywhere else you can actually visit the hives, harvest honey, and enjoy it on campus for college credit!

Advice to Prospective Students:

My advice for prospective students is to be open-minded in the process and consider what you want in a college experience. Do you want to get involved on campus? Does this college have activities you are interested to be a part of? Learn as much about the campus culture and faculty as before making a decision.

Favorite Place on Campus:

Palm Court