The Department of English is pleased to announce our two Student Ambassadors for the Spring term, Molly Shipman and Will Shelton. Ms. Shipman and Mr. Shelton will be sharing their experiences as English majors and live tweeting English related events on the Department’s Twitter account @UTKEnglish. They introduce themselves below:
My name is Molly Shipman, and I’m a sophomore English major with a concentration in Literature and a minor in Secondary Education. I am a Knoxville native, born and raised a Tennessee Vol. I love performing on stage, sweet tea, any kind of novel, musical theater, Harry Potter, dogs, country music, driving barefoot, and summer. My hobbies include spending all of my time reading/writing and watching The Walking Dead. I constantly use Twitter to describe my life in 140 characters or less, and I’m very excited to start doing the same for the department through this position.
Hey everybody! My name is Will Shelton. I’m a junior majoring in English with a focus in Literature. After graduation in May 2015, I’m hoping to attend graduate school to get a Ph.D. in English and ultimately to teach at the university level. I’m involved in both the Mock Trial team here as a mock-lawyer and the satirical paper “The Tangerine” as a writer.
I’m from Clarksville, Tennessee. I play both piano and trumpet, but the piano is my passion. I’ve been playing for about fourteen years, and it’s my greatest release. I love music and listen to a pretty eclectic amount from contemporary pop to jazz. I do love classic rock, though, and The Beatles are probably my favorites.
As you may know by now, I’m one of the student ambassadors for the English Department on Twitter. I’ve been on Twitter since 2009, tweeting avidly of puns and meta-humor. Hopefully you enjoy the ride as much as I do! See ya around!