Cara Armentrout – Communication Disorders / Art Therapy

Cara Armentrout is a Senior at Geneva College and is diving into her studies in both Communication Disorders and Art Therapy Studies. With her Communications Disorders major, she hopes to become well equipped to serve people in speech therapy, assisting them in learning how to reach competence in their communication abilities. Cara also decided to develop, along with her faculty advisor, an independent major called Art Therapy Studies so she could learn how to help others express their emotions through art.

Despite having two majors, coursework is not the only thing on Cara’s mind. She also enjoys playing the clarinet in Geneva’s band.

Cara and her parents, sister and two brothers live in Shelbyville, Louisiana. She’s a legacy student; both her grandparents and parents attended Geneva, making her and her brothers, Levi and Caleb, third generation Geneva students. Levi recently graduated, but both Cara and Caleb still attend as students. As the third generation of her family to attend Geneva, Cara had visited the campus many times before. When looking for the right school to attend after high school, she wanted to find a college that offered the Communication Disorders major. Many other colleges did not provide Communication Disorders, so Cara was excited to learn that Geneva did. After finding out that her major was provided, her decision was made, and she applied.

Throughout the years of visiting Geneva, Cara says she felt at home on campus. She loves the atmosphere that she experiences on campus and enjoys being around people and learning from professors who really care about her. Cara also cherishes the deep-rooted Christian worldview integrated into a quality education everything else at Geneva.

“With the Christian education that I am receiving at Geneva, I look forward to starting my life off on the right foot with a stronger comprehension of my discipline and a deeper understanding of my faith in Jesus Christ,” she says.

-Abigail Forton ‘22