Student Spotlight: Cavel Whyte ‘15


Feb 6, 2015

Psychology senior, Cavel Whyte, nourishes her giving nature at Syracuse University.

Cavel Whyte portrait

Cavel Whyte, '15 knows a thing or two about relating to people. She’s currently working on an independent research project titled “Media Images and Body Satisfaction: A More Valid Test.” Supervised by Leonard Newman, associate professor of psychology, the project studies media objectification and body image issues. “My research focuses on whether or not the nature of models affect women’s satisfaction with their own bodies,” she says. 

When she’s not attending class or doing homework in Bird Library, Whyte may be found helping out in the College’s admissions office. There, on the third floor of the Hall of Languages, she meets with hundreds of prospective students and their families, patiently guiding them through the admissions process.

Whyte’s work has not gone unnoticed. Last fall, she caught the attention of Mary Lovely, professor of economics and chair of international relations, who asked her to serve on the A&S Dean Search Committee. “Communicating to others the importance of identifying a candidate that values transparency about the issues pertinent to the student body was crucial,” says Whyte, the committee’s lone student representative. “Being part of that committee has allowed me to represent my peers and to engage with faculty and staff across disciplines.” - See more here.   

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