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Mabry Culp

Name: Mabry Culp
Year: Junior
Major/Minor: Communications/Journalism
Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Why did you choose Belmont?
I am a born and raised Texan. My state had been good to me for 18 years but I was desperate for a change of pace and crossing my fingers for a state that had four authentic seasons instead of just hot and cold. I actually found Belmont on accident while looking at UT Knoxville. A few Google searches later, I read up on the culture of Belmont and knew I had found a hidden gem. After I visited everything just fell into place. Still the best decision I’ve made to this day!

Why did you choose to be a Tour Guide?
I have such a heartbeat for prospective students. Sending off a student to college is a fragile and exciting moment for a family and the idea that I could help them make a decision one way or the other really appealed to me. Plus I really like the polos.

What is your favorite on-campus event?
For sure Puppies and Posicles. Lila Bunch Library brings in therapy dogs along with delicious ice cream the day before finals spring semester and it is everything my joyful little heart has ever loved all combined into one event. Pure bliss.

What is your favorite movie?
Reservoir Dogs. I’m a sucker for Quentin Tarantino.

What is your favorite song & artist/band?
Right now that is a toss up between G-Eazy and Matt Hires. Ask me again in a week and I’m sure it’ll be different.

What would you want to be your last meal on earth?
Panera hot chocolate with a Five Daughter’s Bakery donut. (confessions of a sweetaholic)

What is your favorite Nashville experience?
I went zip lining through forests outside Nashville and that was absolutely incredible. But within city limits I’m a big fan of Centennial Park. They have lots of awesome festivals year round and those never disappoint.

What is your dream career after graduating from Belmont?
I want to be a morning show host! “A Cup of Culp in the Morning”. My last name is Culp. Get it? But I guess post graduation I should be a tad more realistic so anything in journalism or maybe an advertising firm. Clearly I’ve got the dreaming down but maybe not the real life stuff.

What is your favorite class that you have taken at Belmont and why?
Definitely Interpersonal Communication. I think it should be a required class for all students because it is interesting, useful, and directly impactful/applicable to all areas of life.

If you could go back in time and give advice about college to 16-17 year old you, what would you say?
Remember that any school you choose is going to offer you a great experience in some shape or form. It’s easy to get bogged down in all the stats and recruitment information but trust your feelings when it comes to the final decision. If you feel a nudge towards a certain campus or disconnected, or totally blissed out, listen to those feelings. That will make the decision a lot easier.