History

Jacob Peter Fox

Class of

2016

My hometown is

Marysville, Mich.

My major(s):

History and Political Science

My minor(s)

Public Affairs

I'm involved in:

Model UN, President of History Club, Political Science Club, Sigma Chi, Amnesty International, ICCSN (International Criminal Court Student Network and Resident Assistant

After I graduate I plan to

go to graduate school to either get a doctorate in history or a master’s in public affairs and work for the government.

My favorite place on campus is

Sigma Chi House

Some of my favorite professors include

Dr. Lorenz, Dr. Hulme and Dr. Wasserman

So far, my favorite class(es) has/have been

American Studies Reform and the Search for Order, American Political Thought, Model UN, Modern German History

My greatest accomplishment at Alma is

maintaining an exceptionally high GPA in spite of being heavily involved on campus, including earning a world championship with Model United Nations. Also becoming a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity was a great achievement.

I'd advise an Alma freshman to

join clubs. This is the best way to get involved on campus and fight homesickness. Honestly I have met so many unique people in the clubs I’ve joined. 

I'd tell a student considering coming to Alma

Going to Alma College was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Since coming to Alma College I have been given multiple opportunities to develop inside of and outside of the classroom.

What I like most about studying at Alma is

The close relationship you get to develop with your professors. I feel like the impact they have had on me is profound and far-reaching. Dr. Lorenz’s history and political science classes have changed me as an individual making me more concerned about the well being of all of society.

My favorite part about living on campus is

getting to know a lot of different individuals who bring a unique perspective to conversation. I would describe myself as a social butterfly on campus.

I went to

a conference for Amnesty International to Chicago during my freshman year. Also that Spring Term I studied the history of human rights in five different European countries (Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany and Poland) for a month. I have traveled to New York and St. Louis twice for Model U.N.