My name is Morgan Bullock and I am a graduate of Campbellsville University.
I became an officer of the History Club my sophomore year and helped plan many amazing trips and on-campus activities. One of my fondest was the trip to Washington D.C to witness the historic inauguration of President Obama four years ago. This trip was full of amazing stories that are still reminisced about to this day. They range from being interviewed by WLEX news, a few wacky chaperones, and of course the unforgettable 14 hour inaugural nightmare. One of the most memorable on campus activity was the get out and vote campaign with our Chuck Norris t-shirts and a surprisingly large turnout in the cafeteria to watch the Presidential Debates.
For me History Club was an opportunity to work and hang out with people outside of my softball team. Allowed me to meet people I would have likely not have and develop friendships that continue to this day. It also gave me experience with planning, organizing and then executing trips and activities.
I actually majored in Social Studies which encompasses History, Poli Sci, Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Geography. I chose Social Studies because I felt called to be an educator and felt that often Social Studies has less emphasis placed on it in the school system than any other subject. Also, the class high school students usually dislike the most is History and usually because they have had inadequate Social Studies teachers that are not capable of making history come alive. I wanted to change this. I believe that Social studies is more important than most understand. Social Studies helps you to analyze and think critically. It develops strong research and writing skills. It allows you to be empathetic and better thinkers as you learn about those that have come before us, the cultures that surround us and the mistakes that we never want to make again.
YOU should be a History major because the history professors at CU are second to none. They are dedicated to your success and make you fall in love with history because of their love for what they teach. They are great advisors and will adequately prepare you for life after college. You will become a better thinker and I can guarantee will not enjoy any class more than the ones they teach. The job opportunities for you as a history major are endless because everybody wants a better thinker!!