Kevin: Becoming a Person with Many Passions
Emily Weir

May 2017 — “In my three years at NMH, I’ve changed from a person without any particular interests to a person with many passions,” says Kevin Cap, a senior from Vietnam.
“When I first came here, my most important goal was just to study, though I was a little curious about performing,” he says. Kevin became a regular in the theater program — singing and acting in two large musical productions — Shrek and Seussical the Musical — and traveling to Washington, D.C., with the NMH Singers. “I never imagined myself acting before 1,000 people, but that’s how many came to see Shrek during its run,” he says.
“NMH creates an environment that encouraged me to explore new things, try everything, and see what’s best for me.” Community service came to be so much a part of Kevin’s non-academic life that he insisted it would take too long to list all his activities. He started serving meals at local church events, has organized parties for children in need, volunteered at a retirement home, and later coordinated the work of other student service groups. 
Kevin is active in campus clubs, too, ranging in focus from feminism, health advocacy, and atheism to Pokemon and the Gender/Sexuality Alliance. “I like to occupy myself with lots of activities, and NMH gives me the chances to do so,” he says. “I became great friends with people in clubs, in sports, and in my dorm.”
And of course, much of Kevin’s time is spent on coursework. “Classes here have pushed me so much academically. I started with Honors Algebra 2 as a sophomore, and senior year took the highest level math courses, Multivariable Calculus and Number Theory. NMH gives me all the tools and help I need to get wherever I want to go, if I put the effort into it.” —By Emily Weir