Reeve Fenick

Graduation Year – May 2028

Hometown – Richmond, VA

What is your major? If undecided, what field(s) are you considering? – I will be an undecided major with a double minor in leadership studies and theater. My goal is to sing one day so I want to get a degree in a more sustainable field to support that dream! Right now I find arts management and communications intriguing but we’ll see where CNU takes me!

What are your career and educational goals? – I¬†would love to move to Germany and sing opera one day. This is a dream though and may not be a reality. I hope to find a field I love that will allow me to make a consistent income to chase that dream! Ultimately I want to do something I’m passionate about with my life. Something that makes me feel fulfilled. Right now the thing that allows me to feel that way the most is service. I look forward to the possibilities college will open for me!

What are you most looking forward to about coming to CNU? – Forming long-lasting connections. I come from a very small private school which made fitting in quite hard. I’m so excited to find my people at CNU and to work hard to build a future for myself in which I can thrive.

Please list the top three service areas or populations you are interested in working with as a Bonner. – Arts & Culture, Environment & Animals, and Support Services

What are you most looking forward to about being a Bonner? – Feeling fulfilled. Helping people is an absolute cornerstone in my life that I want to follow me no matter what I do. This is a foundation that builds better relationships, creates important connections, forges a deeper understanding of the world around me, and broadens my horizons to the ever-changing society in which we live. I am confident that this program will give me the tools I need to accomplish that and maintain service’s role as a cornerstone in all that I do.

What past service experience has impacted you the most? – This is such a difficult question as I feel each act of service I do teaches me something that I will carry with me. I would say my time as a volunteer with the Visual Arts Center of Richmond taught me the most. I volunteered there consistently for three summers and through my time there, I was blessed enough to watch children grow in confidence and understanding of the world around them through all different kinds of art; from stained glass with teenagers to making puppets with 5-year-olds. No matter their age, watching children create something is so inspiring. Art not only provides an outlet for creativity, but also allows for the opportunity to make mistakes, learn, grow, and try new things that you may not think are possible. I witnessed this firsthand during my time there. I really enjoyed being with one place for so long because I learned so much about that specific thing and its’ impact on people. It also inspired me to branch out and see how impactful other areas of service are!

What are your hobbies and/or interests outside of academics and Bonner? – I sing opera and love to perform and sing! I also am an avid reader, crocheter, and a mediocre baker! I love to spend time outside (as long as it’s above 65 degrees) and spending time with friends.

List your favorite book, movie, musician/band, food, and/or quote. – That is such a difficult question but I’d have to say Little Women with Anne of Green Gables coming in a close second! I’ve loved Remember the Titans Lately- it’s such a classic! My music taste is quite the spectrum but my favorite artist is Taylor Swift followed closely by whichever Broadway Soundtrack I’m obsessed with (it changes pretty much daily)! My favorite food is risotto, anything with cheese, and my grandmother’s homemade chocolate eclair cake! My favorite quote is said by St. Catherine of Sienna: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire”.

What is a fun fact you want to share about yourself? – I am an identical twin!