Carrie Pennington (Science & Mathematics)
I don’t do well with blood or anything that requires a scalpel, but I was determined to find an opportunity to suit me in the medical profession. Because I sincerely want to help people I decided that I wanted to go to college to become a Pharmacist. The generous support of alumni like you has provided the scholarship that has given me the opportunity to pursue a degree in Microbiology from MUW.
Nothing could have prepared me for all I have learned in one year as a student in the Division of Science and Mathematics. I love doing lab experiments and looking at new and interesting specimens through a microscope. I like learning about organisms that we take for granted because they are microscopic, but are fundamental to human existence. Studying science has opened me up to a new a world where I look at everyday things, like a flower, with amazement. It makes me look at everything more closely than I could have ever imagined.
I feel extremely lucky to be going to college because there are so many individuals who do not ever have an opportunity like this. I understand that I have been given something special and I have worked hard to keep up my grades because I have an incentive to do my best in school. Last semester I got a 4.0 and I will continue to view my time at MUW as precious and worthy of hard work.
When you invest in our University, you not only help students like me discover the rewards of higher education, you also show your pride in being a part of the Long Blue Line. Your annual gift counts you as someone who wants to see the value of an MUW degree grow in the years to come.
Class of 2008
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