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Michelle Sames

Name: Michelle Sames
Year: Junior
Major/Minor: Nursing
Hometown: Nolensville, TN

Why did you choose Belmont?
Growing up within the Nashville area, I always thought of Belmont as just a music school and never, ever thought I’d end up here. It wasn’t until my older sister started her freshman year at Belmont and I attended a Preview Day with my family in the fall of 2012 where I started to consider that if I wanted the best opportunity at becoming a nurse, that I had to choose Belmont. This place was unlike any of the other colleges I toured which I believe says a lot about its memorable, welcoming community and beautiful environment within such a vibrant city. Although I was still a bit hesitant my senior year of high school, I knew I had to trust my gut and since that very moment, it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. The past two years I have shared here have been more than I could have ever dreamed. The opportunities, the rich, engaging community, the diverse environment and everything else in between has the ability to change your life.

Why did you choose to be a Tour Guide?
Physically touring a university and learning all that different programs have to offer is such an essential part of the “college search”. Once I came to Belmont and began working with prospective students and upcoming freshman, I knew I wanted to be a part of this journey with a large range of students, sharing what I love the most about Belmont and what this university could give each interested student.

What is your favorite on-campus event?
Life Under the Tower.

What is your favorite movie?
You’ve Got Mail

What is your favorite song & artist/band?
In Your Atmosphere by John Mayer.

What would you want to be your last meal on earth?
Anything Italian, with cheesecake for dessert.

What is your favorite Nashville experience?
To me, I simply cannot pick just one experience that has been my favorite – It’s been a series of memories, from Fourth of July downtown, to concerts at small hippy venues, to ice cream on 12 South, to Hillsboro Village on a Sunday morning, to Preds and Sounds games, to my favorite moments viewing the city lights with friends that make it home for me.

What is your dream career after graduating from Belmont?
To work as an ICU or ER nurse in a big metropolitan area.

What is your favorite class that you have taken at Belmont and why?
Pathophysiology, the study of diseases. The title itself seemed just as daunting as the course description at first, but I immediately found myself looking forward to class every week. The study itself is incredibly fascinating and can be fairly straightforward if you’re good at memorization. My professor shared such a passion for this topic and made her class engaging, relatable, and very memorable.

If you could go back in time and give advice about college to 16-17-year-old you, what would you say?
Never stop searching for the right place that feels just like home. Vulnerability is a scary thought when it comes to college and the future in general, but believe that the tides of life will always take you right where you’re supposed to be.