Chris Keogh is a 21-year-old, senior pursuing a dual major in Adolescent Education and English who knew from day one that he “can’t imagine doing anything else but working in education.” He has been a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College since his freshman year in 2004. Chris is an active member of the student body and can often be seen participating in various activities on campus. Most notably, he has been involved in the Residence Hall Association since freshman year and served as president last year. Now, he is an R.A. at the townhouses. He says, “Getting involved with Residential Life and RHA is really important because you get a say in the way you live, and for someone living away from home, knowing you have that input is very valuable.”
Chris is an advocate for student involvement and encourages others to use their voices. He says, “Pace is a university that is unique in that it is always evolving, and every student should be a part of that evolution.” He wants to see students joining clubs and seeking out leadership positions. He also offers this piece of advice to lower classmen, “Use the shuttle whenever you can, even if you have a car. Pace is willing to pay for the gas, and when it’s $3.25 a gallon, you should take what you can get.”
It is clear that Chris is enjoying his time at Pace and taking advantages of the opportunities the University has offered him. He says, “My favorite thing about Pace is that there are so many opportunities, so many roads to take.” He believes that he will always consider his time at Pace as some of the most important years of his life.
When asked about his future goals Chris says, “I want to work in a classroom, learn from my students and fellow teachers, and move on to make sure that voices like theirs are being heard.” He also talks about his desire to help make decisions on topics such as the No Child Left Behind Policy and mandated testing, and plans to do this by starting with a career in teaching and later moving into either educational administration or politics.