Wildcats on Mission
Our Catholic Wildcats are scattered across the country over summer break forming new friendships and experiencing new places. And even though apart, they the one same mission: sharing Jesus with those they encounter. At a time when they are distant from their supporting community, formation groups, and comfort zone, they still exemplify the joy of Christ to everyone they meet. By sharing their journey, we hope you too find the inspiration and support for your own personal mission.
Our first featured student is Karys Whitehead. Karys is the President of our student leadership team, a bible study leader, and the most friendly face you’ll find in the Light. Read her mission below!
Name, graduation year, major, and your dream job
Hi! My name is Karys Whitehead, I am a nursing major graduating December of 2023, and my dream job is to be a cardiac or orthopedic nurse practitioner!
Where are you this summer?
Although I’m originally from Cincinnati, I am in Lexington this summer working as a nurse technician at UK’s hospital on a cardiac floor.
What are you doing there?
I help out the nurses on our floor with patient care. This includes helping in procedures, helping patients with basic activities, and yes, cleaning up patients A LOT, but I still love it. I chose to do this for the summer because it boosts me in my nursing career and I have always loved working with people.
What does your summer look like when you’re not doing that ^?
What are you most excited about this upcoming school year?
This coming school year, I am so excited to get Core Team back together and start planning all the fun activities we have in store. I cannot wait to see everyone’s smiling faces again and come together in our loving community. OH! And swing dance under the new courtyard lights. 🙂
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We want to feature YOU! Do you have a passion you want to share with the community, a testimony on your heart, or another piece you want to write? Email Leah at email@example.com to start working on your feature.
Our mission as Catholic Wildcats is to serve as a Catholic community that forms relationships, leads others to Jesus, and equips students to leave the University of Kentucky as a disciple of Christ. We are continually adapting to bring you tools, resources, and stories as you find them most convenient. Check out the podcast (coming soon), the blog, and our social media page for more.