“It’s important to get involved on campus. Find your niche, because otherwise you won’t get the real college experience. Academics are obviously a huge part of college but you also have to find something that you enjoy doing outside of class. Put yourself out there and get involved.”
I decided to go to Rogers State University because it was close to home and I got a generous scholarship. My parents were already paying for my two older siblings to go to college, so getting into the Honors Program was very helpful.
I am majoring in medical/molecular biology. The classes are hard but I have found that if you take the time to study, this major is very doable. It is a lot of work but is well worth it.
After I graduate from RSU, I plan to continue furthering my education. I am not exactly sure what I want to do, but I know I want to work in the health field. I applied to three different graduate programs - one to medical school, another to a physician’s assistant program and the last to a fast track nursing program - so it depends on what I get accepted into.
This is my third year on the cheerleading squad. We cheer for basketball games and this year we received a Gold Bid to Nationals, a competition sponsored by the National Cheerleaders Association. I love being part of such a close group. Cheerleading is where I met my closest friends.
When I’m not studying or cheering, I like to watch movies with my friends and go to campus sporting events. I really enjoy watching Hillcats baseball and basketball games.
I’m really glad I decided to go to RSU. I have met the most amazing people and my classes have really prepared me for the next step towards my career goals.