Scholar Stage

Kailey BoldKailey Bold

Hometown: Millstadt, Illinois
High School: Belleville Township High School West
Degree: Exercise Science

Kailey Bold is a senior at Murray State University seeking her exercise science degree. This is her story.

Activities and Organizations

  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Student Government Organization
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Sorority Recruitment Counselor
  • Summer Orientation Counselor
  • Exercise Science Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Intramurals
  • College of Republicans

Q&A

Who has influenced you the most in your life and why?

My professors and teachers, because they have always encouraged me and have wanted me to be the best version of myself.

What first sparked your interest in your chosen field?

My aunt is a physical therapist and I have always had a need for helping people.

What do you want to do after graduation?

After graduation, I plan to attend graduate school to become an occupational therapist.

Why did you select Murray State? 

Murray State has felt like home since I first stepped on campus. The people are so welcoming and genuinely care about your well-being. It was apparent that Murray State is really just like a big family.

Who is one of your favorite professors and why? 

Dr. Amelia Dodd (chair of Department of Applied Health Sciences) - she is always very helpful and understanding.

What is one of your favorite Murray State traditions/experiences?

Tent City!

What is something you've accomplished at Murray State that you're most proud of and why are you proud of it?

I was elected to serve as the Student Government Association executive vice president. This is something I would have never dreamed I was capable of doing, but peers around me encouraged me to do so. I’m proud to serve the Murray State students and give them the best opportunities possible on campus.

What do you think sets Murray State apart from other universities?

Murray State’s community makes it unlike any other as well as the huge opportunities at a mid sized institution for an affordable price.

For a prospective student considering which college to attend, why do you think they should consider attending Murray State?

They should consider Murray State because of the opportunities this fine university has to offer. Also, our university should be considered because it truly feels like home.