Corinne Campbell '11 holds the school record in the 200-yard butterfly.
Corinne Campbell ’11 is a scholar, a swimmer and a community-service-minded
dynamo with an eye on the future.
In the Swim of Things
Campbell, who visited the college as a swim team recruit, loved that her R-MC tour
and overnight stay focused on making her feel welcome. “I spent time with the team,
met some professors and sat in on a class. I noticed how interested people were
in prospective students. I knew I would be able to have fun and be happy on this
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The Spanish major, who holds
minors in international studies
and chemistry, has been making waves
for four years as part of the R-MC
swim team. Campbell holds the school record (2:11.69) in the 200-yard butterfly.
“I broke the record in my freshman year with a four-second drop in my time and broke
my own record a year later,” she says. She also swims the 100-yard butterfly and
the 500-yard freestyle, and has been named to the All-ODAC team three times. The
only senior on the team, she considers swimming an integral part of her college
experience. “My closest friends on campus are swimmers and I am really going to
miss them when I graduate,” she says.
When she isn’t swimming, the Baltimore native dives into academics, student organizations
and community service. She holds three endowed scholarships:
the Webster S. Rhoads Scholarship, whose donors she recently met, the Thompson Family
Scholarship and the Rucker Memorial Scholarship. All three scholarships are based
on academic merit. She has made the Dean’s List every semester and is a member of
Sigma Delta Pi, a Hispanic
Campbell put her Spanish-language skills to use when she traveled to Valparaiso,
Chile for a semester abroad
during her junior year. She took courses in geography, translation and Chilean
culture. “It was a challenging experience—in Spanish, I’d say it was una experiencia
desafiante—in and out of the classroom,” she says. “My Spanish needed a
lot of work when I first arrived, and I had a hard time catching onto things such
as the public transportation system and classroom etiquette. I had the time of my
life, though. I met people from all over the world.” Campbell returned to Chile
in 2010 and she has her next flight booked for two days after the swim season ends.
Making a Splash
Campbell’s future is as bright as the sparkling water in which she swims. Her plans
include graduate school, and she would like to get certified to teach Spanish or
ESL (English as a Second Language). “I recently worked with Hispanic kindergartners
at Henry Clay Elementary School by teaching them English,” she says. “I also translated
during parent-teacher conferences. I love working with kids, and it was such an
Whatever she decides to do, there's no doubt she'll make a splash.
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