Meet Kyle Warner ’13
The end of a long process is finally over, and you can breathe a big sigh of relief, let out a shout of excitement, and flash a grin of joy wherever you go. Congratulations on your acceptance, but more importantly, welcome to Middlebury. With the fat envelope that now sits somewhere in your home—perhaps under your pillow like mine did for a good week after I was accepted—you have the ability to open a door to opportunities that you will not find elsewhere. As a student, an athlete, and an active member of the Middlebury community, I have been able to learn and grow in ways that I never thought possible.
In the classroom I have had the opportunity to learn from professors who are some of the greatest minds in their fields. Not only has each professor been brilliant and engaging, but also personable, kind, and supportive. Bar none, they are the greatest instructors I have ever encountered. The faculty at Middlebury comprises scholars and leaders of all types, including former governors and ambassadors and trailblazers, such as Bill McKibben, who is possibly the leading environmentalist in the United States.
Middlebury’s liberal arts curriculum allowed me to explore a variety of options. My first semester, I took a class in anthropology, and I have not looked back since. Middlebury even gave me a grant of more than $2,000 to facilitate my own anthropological research in Tanzania. These academic opportunities are only part of the opportunities available to students.
You can choose from more than 150 student organizations, over 30 varsity and club teams, and what seems like an infinite number of opportunities to volunteer in the Middlebury community and abroad. I hope you will be able to visit campus during Preview Days next month, to see all that Middlebury has to offer. In the end, the decision is up to you, but if you can accept some sage advice from one soon-to-be alum to a, hopefully, future Middlebury student, take a leap. At the end of the day, you should choose the college that is the best fit for you, as I did when I chose Middlebury.
Senior Admissions Fellow