Logan Scott

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Monday, October 09, 2023

When students begin college, they are hoping to find themselves at an institution that offers various resources that support their individual needs, and this was most certainly the case for Logan Scott.

He chose to follow in his father’s footsteps by attending Bakersfield College and became a freshman in the Fall of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He was forced to enroll in online courses and felt extremely disconnected from his peers and professors. However, when he came to the Bakersfield College campus for the first time in Spring 2022 he realized how supportive the environment was. 

He is currently a double major in both English and Theatre and says theater has been the highlight of his college experience. He has been a part of six productions and will be participating in his seventh one this semester, titled “Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.” In addition, Logan received the opportunity to be a student worker in the Summer of 2023 while assisting with Bridge to BC.

As Logan has learned to navigate college on campus there have been some influential professors along the way including Brian Sivesend, Cody Ganger, Samuel Moyle, Kimberly Chin and Tracie Grimes. He states that Brian Sivesind has helped strengthen the approach he takes as an actor in the program. 

Though Logan is quite involved on campus, he finds that it is very important for him to micromanage his time to show up as his most successful self in each role that he plays. One of the ways he does this is by creating a schedule with breaks in between so that he has time to recoup and do required assignments for his courses. 

After he graduates from Bakersfield College, he plans to continue studying Theatre at Cal State Bakersfield and hopes to one day have an MFA and become a professor at a college institution. 

His words of advice for incoming students are wise, he states, “get involved on campus. Take in-person courses, join clubs, check out the theater productions if it appeals to you, don’t be afraid to ask questions, meet with your counselors, utilize the free tutoring resources, and always make sure you're filling out your FAFSA. Take advantage of all the resources, they are free and available to you for a reason.”