A unique opportunity
Morgan chose UE because of the school’s baccalaureate to doctor of medicine program. Her goal is to attend medical school after earning her undergraduate degree in chemistry.
“The opportunity that the program provides is something that you will not get at any other university,” she explained.
A home away from home
The school’s atmosphere was another point in UE’s favor.
“The minute I walked on campus I felt welcomed. Everybody went out of their way to make me feel important. It felt like home away from home.”
The value of small class sizes
UE was much smaller than other schools Morgan considered during her college search. She said that she saw that as a plus.
“UE’s small class sizes allow me to get to know my professors and for them to know me in return. My professors know my name, my personality, and my learning style. That is so valuable in the learning environment.”
Professors that care about your success
“I cannot imagine myself conquering some of these higher-level courses without my professors. I’m fortunate to attend a university where the professors care so deeply about their students and their success.”
Two professors in particular who stand out: Andy Lampkins, associate professor of physician assistant science, and Arlen Kaufman, professor of chemistry.
“Dr. Lampkins’s enthusiasm and love for his students is inspiring. He made organic chemistry (usually a daunting class) enjoyable and less intimidating. Dr. Kaufman pushes me to be the best I can be every day. If he thinks I am giving anything less, he will tell me. He has reinforced my confidence and inspires me to not back down from challenges.”