In Focus | The Washington Ballet

Alex Pappajohn knew he wanted to go to college, “I just didn’t know when and where.” A dancer with the Washington Ballet, he has the busy work schedule that goes with this demanding profession. When applying to Georgetown’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, an on-campus program with online offerings, Pappajohn was eager to broaden his knowledge beyond the highly specific skills of dance, but he wondered whether online classes would be as engaging as those taught on campus. In fact, he found that his instructors and fellow students were every bit as engaged as they would be a traditional classroom. Here, Pappajohn talks with Trey Sullivan, Assistant Dean of Liberal Studies, about a program that, as Pappajohn put it, “educates you about everything else” beyond your profession “and just gives your life a lot of color.”

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