Name: Luke Leehy
Major/Minor: Accounting Major/Spiritual Formation Minor
Why did you choose Belmont? I choose Belmont for the feeling. When I was on-campus I felt peace; I knew it was the right place for me. Plus, the wonderful and friendly people, smaller size, and amazing programs and opportunities that are here helped with my decision.
Why did you choose to be a Tour Guide? When I came to visit Belmont I didn’t actually go on a campus tour. However, I love being able to give people information and I love Belmont, so leading others around campus and telling them everything that’s great about Belmont was a perfect spot for me.
What is your favorite on-campus event? I really enjoy Belmont’s convocation program. I’ve gotten the opportunity to hear from some fantastic and inspirational speakers and people on-campus. My favorites have been Maya Angelou, Shane Claiborne, and Al Gore.
What is your favorite movie? I’m an Emma Watson fan so I would say The Perks of Being a Wallflower but I also really enjoy 80s movies like The Breakfast Club.
What is your favorite song & artist/band? Right now, I constantly listen to City and Colour and Andrew Bird. The inner-teen in me will always love Relient K and rank them high on my list of favorites.
What would you want to be your last meal on earth? I would want my mom’s homemade chicken n’ dumplins for the meal and my grandma’s checkerboard cake and homemade Butterfinger ice cream for dessert.
What is your favorite Nashville experience? I love being around people, so my favorite experiences have been just hanging out with friends in Nashville. There are great restaurants, hiking and outdoor activities, concerts and entertainment events that I love doing in this city with some of the greatest people ever.
What is your dream career after graduating from Belmont? If I could pick any vocation it would be that of a monk. I don’t feel called to the monastic life though and don’t have an idea of what exactly I want to do after I graduate.
What is your favorite class that you have taken at Belmont and why? My favorite class so far has been Readings in Wellness & Dis-Ease. Though it sounds like a class on health, it was really focused on the way in which we thought and lived. The readings were wonderful and, combined together with the class, really challenged my way of life for the better.
If you could go back in time and give advice about college to 16-17 year old you, what would you say? I would tell myself to relax and enjoy the process. It’s an exciting time as you’re looking for colleges that fit you; have fun with it. There will be plenty of time to stress later. And I feel like what my mom always told me in the process still holds true: “You’ll know when you step on campus.” It might take a little decipher to get the information and feeling worked out, but in the end you’ll know.