Student Spotlight: Cayla Cornwell

Cayla Cornwell (Submitted Photo)

Cayla Cornwell (Submitted Photo)

By Jennifer Clogg, Staff Writer

Senior Cayla Cornwell is currently working on an ambitious senior capstone for her Studio Art Major.  “[I am] working on glass panes and wood panes,” she explained. “I am using oil paint to create landscape scenes.” Her final capstone will be made up of a series of pieces; at the moment she has five of them completed.

“They’re more nature-y scenes, like a sunflower landscape, a bridge and water landscape with trees, I’ve got a mountain landscape, I have a ton of different things I’m working on.”

For the completion of Cornwell’s exhibition, her goal is to have fifteen total pieces. When she is not working on her Studio Art capstone, Cornwell enjoys cooking and reading for leisure. Cornwell is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cornwell ended up at Gettysburg through a program called Philadelphia Futures, a partner organization with Gettysburg College that encourages youth emotionally and financially to go to college and gain a better education for themselves in order to brighten their futures. Active on campus, Cornwell is an English double major in addition to her work as a head scholar mentor for first generation college students, a mentor overseer, and head program coordinator for The Office of Multicultural Engagement. In the summer, Cornwell works as a head pre-orientation ambassador for incoming freshman at The Office of Multicultural Engagement. Once Cornwell graduates, she hopes to find a job where she will be happy.

“I just want to do something that will make me happy and that I will be confident doing. Right now I’m currently thinking of taking a semester off before continuing on to grad school.”

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Author: Jennifer Clogg

Jennifer Clogg '21 hails from Gaithersburg, Maryland. She intends to double major in English and Spanish and is undecided on any minors. Jennifer is an editor and planner of contests for The Gettysburgian. As a Gettysburg student, she plans to participate in theater and intramural softball. Fun fact: Throughout all of high school theater, Jennifer only played a female character once because she came from a very small high school with many more girls in the theater program than boys, leading her often to take male roles that the other girls were unwilling to fill.

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