Student Profile: Katie Greenough
What Katie Greenough has learned at Alma College goes beyond music theory and computer skills: She also has mastered carpentry.
During an Alternative Break trip, the music major helped rebuild an Alabama town that had been ravaged by a tornado. She says the experience changed her life.
“I got to build a railing for someone’s house, which made me feel so proud that I really helped people in a tangible way,” she says. “Because it was a faith-based trip, the experience also strengthened my faith in ways I didn’t even know it needed strengthening.”
At Alma, the Plymouth junior is a member of the flute ensemble, but she also enjoys escaping into the world of music by playing piano and handbells. She says music has been the biggest constant in her life.
“If I ever get stressed, I go to a practice room and play piano to relax,” she says. “I would love to combine my major with my new media studies and business minors and work behind the scenes in the music industry as a producer or music advertiser.”
When Greenough isn’t “living on the Internet” through YouTube, Pinterest and Twitter, she spends her time participating in Student Congress, Chapel and sororities Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Alpha Iota.
“Alma feels like one giant family,” she says. “There are excellent people and professors here, and everyone is genuinely interested in everyone else. It’s the best ‘bubble’ to be in.”