Student — Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry
Why was SEMO a smart choice for you?
SEMO was close to home meaning that I could still be close to family but still be able to live the college experience.
What is it that you feel sets SEMO apart when you were making your college decision?
I loved the small class size and student/professor interaction. Professors go above and beyond both in the classroom and outside it.
What is your major and how do you feel that program is preparing you for a successful career?
I am a chemistry major with an emphasis in forensics. A few of my classes are taught by adjunct faculty who work at the local crime lab. This is awesome because it really helps to learn from individuals who are experienced in the field.
Do you have a scholarship?
If you have a scholarship, how will your scholarship from SEMO help you graduate with less debt and what will that mean for your life after graduation?
My college is basically paid for due to my scholarships and I have actually received money back due to the Regents Scholarship from SEMO and Bright Flight from the state of Missouri.
What is your favorite thing about SEMO?
I love the clubs which SEMO offers. This is a great way to make lifelong friends like I have in my professional fraternity.
Describe SEMO in two sentences.
A great place for undergraduates to learn and grow. The best place to start your college education.
What makes SEMO faculty great?
Faculty are willing to go above what is required of them. It's not uncommon to email a professor and get a response at any time of day.
Describe life on campus?
Campus is bustling with students. It's really easy to get engaged and find a place to fit in.
Are you involved in Greek Life, Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it has impacted you.
I am part of the Honors Program as well as being a member of the professional chemistry fraternity. My fraternity is basically my family away from home. I have made lifelong friends through them. The Honors Program has helped me to really get to know my professors on a personal level.