Meet our First-Years: MB Jackie Borland

 

IMG_0773Name: Jackie J Borland

Nickname(s): Jackie

Birthday: 05/17

Intended Major(s):
Anthropology/ SocioMedical

Family members (parents + include ages with siblings): Tammie and Dave Borland, Adam Borland (16)

Hobbies/Interests: Playing the drums and piano, hiking in the ADKs, baking, kayaking, snowboarding

Why did you choose Geneseo?
The environment was one of encouragement and no judgement. Geneseo also is turning my minor into a major and no other school I was looking at had that specific major.

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Favorite…Color: Sky Blue
Movie: Oceans 8
TV show: Parks and Rec
Food: Bread!
Musician/artist/band: Lauren Diagle
Vacation spot: San Diego CA

Quote: Bible verse– Romans 5:3-8 : Not only so, but we also glory in our
sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

My idea of happiness is:
When everyone around me feels loved and accepted

What motivates/inspires you:
It’s hard to put into words because it’s hard for me to really understand, but I think what motivates me is my faith. I want to honor God in all that I do. That doesn’t mean that I’m going to be saying a prayer in the middle of my hit, it means more along the lines of that when things get hard and I want to give up, I remember the life and sacrifice that Jesus endured for all of us and don’t give up, but push harder. It means that I run to the far side of the gym to pick up that ball even when I just played an hour of volleyball, and it means supporting, uplifting, and
encouraging my teammates.

What was the greatest compliment you’ve ever received?
My contagious enthusiasm and love for life and others

One thing I have to do before I turn 25:
Go on a missions trip

Post-college/career plans:
Get my masters and then a PhD in public health and maybe work for the CDC

Biggest pet peeve:
When things aren’t put back where they belong after someone is done using it

If you were stuck on a deserted island, name 3 things/people you’d have to have with you to survive: Bible, Knife, Water Filter

Three things you think your closest friends would say when asked about you as a person: Confident yet modest, hard working, kind-hearted

What is your greatest achievement in your life thus far? Hiking all of the ADK 46 highest peak or making it into the Honors College at Geneseo

If you could be ANYONE other than yourself for a day, who would it be and why?
Joy Huseland because she is the most selfless, loving, patient, understanding, and inspiring person that I know. She devotes her life to 72 girls a week for 8 weeks every summer and is such an important role model in these girls lives. Never has she ever said one mean thing about another person and she is so wise and a great listener.

What are you most looking forward to in your time at Geneseo?
Everything! Volleyball, learning about science and culture and medicine, making friends that I can someday call my life long friends, and being a part of the great Intervarsity organization.

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