Hello everyone and Welcome to my blog! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am one of Hope College’s Student Bloggers. Since we have begun a new school year, I thought that it might be helpful if I introduced myself to the new readers. Here are some interesting facts and things that you might not know about me.

Visiting the Eiffel Tower while studying in Paris.

Hometown: Dallas, Texas is my hometown. I love the south but the midwest is pretty great as well. Because I am from Texas enjoy the different seasons that Michigan has to offer. Unlike Texas, where the seasons are summer and more summer, I love the colors of the leaves in the fall and the crunch of snow in the winter.

Why I chose Hope College: My college search took me in many different directions. Ultimately, I knew that I wanted a small college where I could develop lasting relationships with students and faculty. Hope College offered me the opportunity to develop those relationships and learn in an environment where I felt like I could succeed. Throughout my time at Hope I have never once regretted decision my travel over 1000 miles for college.

Major: During my time at Hope, I have changed my major several times. When entering college my goal was to find a major where I felt like I could help others and make the greatest impact in peoples’ lives. My first year I studied nursing. Now, I am an Accounting and Management double major with a Organizational Leadership minor.

Year: I am technically a senior this year, however, because of the addition of a major I will be staying an extra year. So, I guess I could say that I am a repeat junior.

Highlight at Hope College: Hope College offers its students some pretty amazing opportunities. My highlight will studying at this great institution was studying in London for a month this summer. I was able to travel with 11 other students and 3 faculty members around London and Paris.

Hobbies: Some of the things that I have been involved with at Hope College include:

  • Dance Marathon
  • Relay for Life
  • Business Club
  • Campus Ministries
  • Student Consulting
  • Student Teaching Assistant
  • Admissions Overnight Host

Thank you for reading my first blog post! Make sure to check back for more updates on life at Hope College! Oh, and if you use Twitter, make sure to follow me (hopechelsea15) and the Hope College Student Bloggers!


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Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!

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