Student Q & A
Hometown: White Hall, Arkansas
Year in School: Sophomore
College: UA College of Education and Health Professions
Major of Study: Pre-Nursing
U.S. Army Medic June 2014-June 2018
Tell us something about your academic passions and how those relate to your role in Student Affairs program or department?
My academic inspiration comes from my time in the Army as a medic. The valuable skills and lessons I learned as a healthcare provider in the military allowed me to find out for certain that medicine was for me and that I wanted to make a career out of it. My military background also drove me to become the President of the Razorback Student Veterans. I saw a need for more connectivity between veterans on campus and sought to establish it.
What has been your greatest experience outside of the classroom?
Being recognized as hometown hero at last year’s Vanderbilt game at halftime. It was truly humbling and I am honored that I got the chance to experience that.
What advice would you give new students about getting involved on campus?
My advice is to attend events on campus such as Hillfest and Razorbash to get a good look at what organizations you might be interested in joining. Another great way to find an organization to be involved with is through Hogsync. All you have to do is type in a few keywords and you can search every student organization on campus to find one that may suit your interests.
What do you like to do with your time outside of the university?
I try to make the most of the region, so I enjoy hiking, running, and camping. Lately I’ve been finding new local areas to visit, and doing a lot of cooking.
When do you plan to graduate and what is coming next for you?
Spring 2022 is my anticipated graduation semester. I just applied to the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing and I’ll start next fall if accepted.
Is there anything else you would like to add or let our readers know?
There are multiple ways to get involved on campus, and there are multiple ways to help out the community here at the University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas region. If you need any help finding somewhere to volunteer or an organization to belong to, feel free to reach out to me.