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Kate McMordie

kate mcmordieName: Kate McMordie

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Nursing

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Why did you choose Belmont? I first came to Belmont when my brother was a freshman here to visit and the first thing I noticed was how insanely nice everyone was to us. I instantly felt welcomed and went on a tour that day and FELL IN LOVE. This campus and these people won me over really quickly. 

Why did you choose to be a Tour Guide? My tour guide that I had was a huge part of why I came to Belmont. She showed me what life was like as a student, not just the names of the buildings. I want to be that for prospective students. I want to show them what life at Belmont is, why it has become my home and why I love it so much, not just the physical layout of Belmont. 

What is your favorite on-campus event? 

I love Fall Follies. It is so fun getting together with the whole school and just laughing at ridiculous inside jokes about what makes Belmont so quirky and different from every other school.  

What is your favorite movie? The Princess Bride, hands down.

What is your favorite song & artist/band? Wow this is an impossible question. Today it’s Silhouettes by Colony House. Tomorrow it will probably be different.  

What would you want to be your last meal on earth? Pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza.

What is your favorite Nashville experience? 

I was once at a concert of one of my favorite bands, Local Natives and somehow accidentally got into the sound check before the show and it was amazing to have a mini concert with only 12 other people. SUCH A DREAM. 

What is your dream career after graduating from Belmont? Dream career? Open up a wildly successful donut shop. Realistic career? Pediatric ICU nurse.  

What is your favorite class that you have taken at Belmont and why? Bowling class, hands down. I got worse at bowling, but better at laughing at how bad I am at bowling. 

If you could go back in time and give advice about college to 16-17 year old you, what would you say? 

I would say, trust your gut. You know where you’re supposed to be. Enjoy your last few months of living at home with home-cooked meals and family (really, savor that), but get excited for some of the best and most excited and free years you’ve ever experienced.