Mary Elizabeth Rudd
|Mary Elizabeth Rudd|
|Campus(es)||ASU, RC, UGA|
|Attended||2016, 2017, 2018|
|Course(s)||Science on the Appalachian Trail, Aerospace Engineering, American Foreign Policy, Criminal Law & Mock Trial|
|RAG(s)||Imani,(Kelly's Jelly Bellies), Alyssa|
|Roommate(s)||Anna Undalova, Sara Whitman and Alyssa, Emily Kitchens|
Mary Elizabeth Rudd is a current fourth year from Charlotte, North Carolina, who attended Appalachian State University her first year, Rollins College her second year, and will be attending University of Georgia for her third and fourth years. She's in the IB Program (bad idea) and hopes to attend Duke to study mandarin chinese and political science.
Years at TiP
Mary Elizabeth went to Appalachian State University term II for her first year. She took Science on the Appalachian Trail with Dr. Travis Haas (Instructor) and Jennifer Bergman (TA), and it was probably the most grueling thing she's ever done in her life. She was in Imani's RC group, and they preformed Under the Sea for TiP Sync. Mary Elizabeth's roommate was Anna, and the two bonded over art, living in the same city, and being undeniably angsty. Lots of great memories were made like getting sick with a whole bunch of Science on the AT kids and cleaning out the chocolate milk in the downstairs vending machines. She met some of the coolest people that she will never forget like Peter, Robert, Jax, Leyton, and Alfonso. In the fall of 2017, Mary Elizabeth learned that a fellow member of her marching band, Keiran Opela, had also attended ASU term II in 2016, and thus started a beautiful tip-band friendship.
For her second year, Mary Elizabeth went to Rollins College term I. She was in Aerospace Engineering with Fan Geng (Instructor) and Alberto Quiroga (TA). She could not for the life of her understand any of the math they did in that class, so looking forward to aerospace documentaries was a daily occurrence, and her crazy class made it way more bearable. Her RC was Kelly Dolan, and her group Kelly's Jelly Bellies put on one of the most iconic TiP Sync performances in the history of TiP with "You Can't Stop The Beat" from Hairspray. She was also an official emcee and mic-stand at the talent show. Her roommate and best friend was Sara Whitman, and the two had been internet friends until they met on move in day. Mary Elizabeth and Sara were part of a trio called the D Detectives with Isabelle Milford. later on in the term, Alyssa was added to Mary and Sara's dorm. She will never forget thee ants bombarding her dorm room or the dances spent playing ERS. She met one of her best friends, Nathan, during the term as well as the amazing members of Kelly's Jelly Bellies (whom still keep in contact), Adam, Owen, Nathaniel, and the amazing RC Kitchin.
Mary Elizabeth was at the University of Georgia term I for her third year. She took American Foreign Policy and represented India and Syria during the term's simulations. The class tested her limits because public speaking makes her feel like throwing up to say the least. She was a member of Alyssa’s RC group, who for tipsync preformed a mashup of You’re The One That I Want and 1 2 Step. Mary once again took on a male role (which seems to be a recurring theme in my performances, not that I'm complaining). Mary had a number of accomplishments this year, receiving the title of Alpha Gay and being the dinosaur mascot for the winning Red Team (She does not endorse ever wearing a blow up suit in the Georgia heat). Mary’s roommate was Emily Kitchens, the most amazing person to ever roam the earth. This term gave her the most amazing group of friends in the FoPo class that she could ever hope for. Miriam, Rob, Bennet, Sam, Hannah, and the rest of the FOPO class are some of the most talented, amazing individual's she's ever met. Mary Elizabeth was adopted during the 2018 term by her amazing parents Bennett Hargis, Rob, Hannah, Marcu Swimmer, Kevin, Alisha Simmons, and Dylan Ballentine. This was undoubtedly her favorite year at tip by far.
For her fourth and final year, Mary Elizabeth will be at the University of Georgia term I taking Criminal Law & Mock Trial. There's no telling what could happen this year, but lets just make it the best final year, because we've only got one folks.
Accomplishments (I guess)
- Didn't die when hiking with the Science on the Appalachian Trail class her first year (I wasn't fit at all so this really was a big accomplishment eek)
- Was an emcee at the Rollins 2017 Talent Show and made a handful of amazing puns with Thomas
- 10/10 mic stand for Sara Whitman during her performance of Hallelujah at the Rollins 2017 Talent Show
- Preformed "You Can't Stop The Beat" at TiP Sync 2017 with Kelly's Jelly Bellies. She instantly became known as the 'lead male' as she took on the role of Link Larkin (Zac Efron) during the performance. Part of the performance included picking up and spinning Sara Whitman, and the move instantly became iconic throughout the campus.
- Winning the Aerospace Engineering paper airplane flying contest in 2017 (I can now confidently say that I am a paper airplane GOD)
- Secretary of The Country Of Mingo
- Not sweating to death in a dinosaur suit (more of a skill tbh)
- Named the 2019 Alpha Gay for UGA Term 1!
Please see Kelly's Jelly Bellies for a list of things our goofy bunch did. Here's the dumb stuff I did and said as a dumb second year.
- "SpaceX does it better"
- Pushing Owen and myself down the stairs in a cardboard box (not the best idea in the world now that I look back on it)
- I brought a whole damn liter of soda and some plastic cups, which ended up being a terrible idea because ants decided to hate me that day
- Official man of the house in the family unit consisting of Sara Whitman and their daughter, Jessica (or Hhhhheessssiccaaaa) as her mother would call her)
- D Detectives (gang gang)
- Whitman the Hitman
- "I want TiP so badly" "God that sounds wrong"
- Scary Mary
- Danger N=noodle
- Fokker planes
- The frickin dinosaur suit (wearing something like that during dawgfest is NOT A GOOD IDEA.)
- "we should just nuke them"
- Random kermit drawings
- snOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoOooooOP (yall know the vine)
- "Something gay"
- INDIA IS SHAKING
- Viva La Louisiane