Meet Our Students: Foundations Teaching Assistant: Rachel Keen

Meet Our Students: Foundations Teaching Assistant: Rachel Keen
Don Michael Hudson, PhD

Meet Our Students: Foundations Teaching Assistant

Rachel Keen
“Hello! My name is Rachel Keen. I’m a freshman this year. I am from Lebanon,Virginia, and I am a commuter to King. I took “Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice” last fall and it was by far my favorite class. I love this class because it is so different from any other class I’ve taken. It makes you think for yourself. It is very interesting to learn about the Bible and the Christian religion as a whole. I am very excited to be a teaching assistant for Professor Hudson’s class this semester. I plan to major in History with a minor in Secondary Education with hopes of becoming a high school history teacher. My interest in teaching and love for helping others is what pushed me to be a TA for Hudson this semester. I also work at my local Food City as a front end manager, which I have learned is great for practicing people skills and time management. I am excited to meet all the new students and I hope they enjoy this class as much as I did last semester!”
Again, we are so fortunate to have Rachel join us this semester. She did a great job in class last semester, and she’s from one of the most beautiful places in America. Thank you, Rachel, for all you do for our students and King.

Meet Our Team: Teaching Assistant: Kayla Gillenwater

Kayla Gillenwater
King University

 

Meet Our Team: Teaching Assistant
Kayla Gillenwater
Senior
“My name is Kayla Gillenwater. I am a senior at King University. I enjoy traveling in my free time as well as cooking. I currently work full time as a CT Technologist while attending King to work toward my bachelor’s in biology. I wanted to further my education so I can better serve my community as well as my family. This is my first year as a TA for Foundations of Christian Thought, and I have very much enjoyed working with the students in this course. I first took this class my Junior year at King and enjoyed how eye-opening the material and how interactive the class was. I even was able to attend a trip to Israel with King.”
We are so glad to have Kayla with us before she graduates and moves on to great and good things. In class last year, Kayla and I discovered we both came from the same little place in SW Virginia–Yuma. Our families had/have places just a few miles apart. I love it that King still serves students in Southern Appalachia (a-pa-Latch-a, please). Kayla is smart and hard-working. She impressed me when we traveled to Israel-Palestine last March–she was up for any and every food. Respect.

Meet Our Team: Teaching Assistant: Adeline Campbell

Adeline Campbell
King University
Meet Our Team: Teaching Assistant: Adeline Campbell
“Hey everyone! My name is Adeline Campbell, and I am from Abingdon, Virginia. I am a sophomore, majoring in nursing and minoring in psychology. I plan on becoming a travel nurse. I also have an on-campus work study position. In my free time, I love to travel, hike, paddle board, play volleyball, and hang out with friends and family. I took Foundations of Christian thought and practice my very first semester at King and absolutely loved it. I was honored when Dr. Hudson asked me to be a TA. This is my second semester as a TA. It has been such an awesome experience getting to know students and making personal connections. This past spring, I was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to Israel with Dr. Hudson and several other TA’s. The trip to Israel will always have a special place in my heart through all the relationships and memories made.”
As Adeline says, this is her second semester with us, and we are the fortunate ones. She is also the third Campbell sister to attend King and serve as a TA for Foundations. She is from a fantastic family in Abingdon, and they have sent all 3 of their daughters to study with us. We had a great time in Israel-Palestine and found a great coffee shop in the old city. Thank you, Adeline, for all you do for your students. You will be a fantastic nurse in the years to come. We need more like you.