Meet Amy Stamon ‘13
“The students and the professors here at Wittenberg have truly been my inspiration to become the best possible version of myself. The energy of this place is contagious, and the students truly have light to pass on to others.”
Hailing from Louisville, Ky., Amy Stamon listened to her heart in deciding to pursue a double major in Spanish and English with a minor in women’s studies.
“I have always loved reading and writing, and I have loved speaking and learning Spanish since kindergarten,” she said. “I decided to pursue my passions and to invest my time in the two areas I enjoy most. I have also always had a keen interest in gender issues, and I declared the minor late in my college career as a result of taking classes from various departments that focused on women and gender topics.”
Following her heart has paid off in ways she never could have imagined four years ago, including recently learning that she is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright grant.
“I received a Fulbright grant to teach English in Spain for the upcoming school year,” Stamon said. “I'll be moving to Madrid to teach at a high school there in September.”
As she reflects on her college journey, Stamon cites the entire Wittenberg experience for her success.
“For four years, I have been inspired by the engaging, compassionate, enthusiastic students around me in my classes and extracurricular activities,” she said. “The professors here are so supportive and have always encouraged me to pursue big goals and aspirations. They have seen gifts and talents in me that I might not have discovered on my own, and they have always challenged me to not only be an excellent student but also to be a global citizen and a person of integrity.”
In looking at those who will follow in her footsteps to Wittenberg, Stamon offers these words of wisdom: “Don't blink. These four years go by so quickly if you're doing it right. Take time to get to know the people around you – your fellow students, the faculty, and the staff. Make your studies and your relationships your priority, and I guarantee you'll leave this place a better person than you were when you came in. I know I am.”