Dr. Engelkemeyer’s Story
My husband Dave and I have two grown children, Kristen and Jason. We were also blessed with our first grandchild Grace Ann in December. Both of our children live within a few miles of our home on the south shore area of Massachusetts, so many of our weekends are spent with our kids, their spouses and dogs Brad, Erin, Mack, and Cooper, and of course “Gracie Girl.”
My greatest passion as a young person was horseback riding. I competed for several years and chose my undergraduate college because of its Equestrian Studies Program. After many years out of the saddle, I rekindled my riding passion at Cornell University’s Oxley Equestrian Center while I was working in Ithaca, New York. I am training in dressage, a new riding discipline for me, with Oliver, my gorgeous 16-hand Oldenburg/Quarterhorse Cross.
So, enough about me. What’s your story? What was a transformational experience for you at Nichols? What’s your “other side” – a hobby or passion that brings joy and energy to your life?”