By: Logan Hartman
Kendahl Kelley is a member of the women’s basketball team at McPherson College and will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science this spring. Kelley was born in Svendborg, Denmark, but her father was born in Brooklyn. She is one of three siblings and the middle child between her two brothers. As she grew older, basketball became her focus and she knew she wanted to play beyond high school. Kelley heard about McPherson College after the coaching staff had contacted her.
Kelley’s political science degree is driven by her desire to help people and she feels this is the best way that she can do it. One day she hopes to be able to work to help refugees or impoverished families get closer to the normal lives they are pursuing. With graduation quickly approaching, Kelley has applied to one graduate school in the United States and plans to apply to schools in her home country of Denmark. She says her decision to stay or leave the United States will come to her when she receives the notification on whether she was accepted to the schools she applied, and she will follow her heart from there.
Kelley is thankful for the bonds she has formed with her teammates on the basketball team and for McPherson college helping her to become more independent.
Kelley’s advice to the student body is, “Don’t stress, there are going to be ups and downs in your college career, nothing is ever as bad as it seems, and don’t sweat the small stuff because it is all small stuff.”