Meet Sophomore Briggs DeLoach

Hometown:
Columbus, Georgia

Major:
I am double majoring in history and political science with a business administration minor.

Activities:
Rackham House President, Sylvester House Social Head, Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative, Young Americans for Freedom Co-Founder and President, 2013 Public Affairs Conference Co-Executive Director, Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Track, Christian Science Organization (CSO) Communication Committee

Because of Principia . . .

  • I secured an internship on a U.S. Senate campaign after my first year at the College.
  • I will present my paper entitled “The 2007 Property Rights Law of the People's Republic of China: A Fundamental Step Towards a Democratic, Capitalist China” at the Illinois Political Science Association in November. This opportunity is usually reserved for graduate students and college professors, yet I will be presenting a paper I wrote during my first year of college.

Principia highlight (so far):
Running cross country and track at the College is an amazing experience. Not only do I run for a coach who has led numerous runners to the NCCA national championships (and who also happens to be my Sunday School teacher), but I get to train with some of the most dedicated, metaphysically minded, fun-loving people you can imagine. During my running career at Principia, I have experienced wonderful healings and gotten faster than I ever could have imagined coming out of high school.

Thoughts about Principia:
I love Principia's “whole man” approach to education, which encourages students to grow academically, athletically, socially, morally and spiritually. As a result, Principia provides students a range of opportunities unheard of at other schools. Where else could I run at the NCAA Cross Country Regional, present a paper at a political science conference, and attend a social event on campus all in the same day?!