The college load is rarely easy. Here two recent graduates of Bryan College recount the challenges they've faced and milestones they've reached through hard work. Biology major Adam Sanderson plans to put his skills to use as a military physician with the U.S. Air Force. Business major Courtney Camp has given her young daughter a remarkable role model.
Ready for the military
My experiences at Bryan College have been formative, to say the least. In addition to receiving a quality, well-rounded education, I have been given opportunities to travel to Europe for humanitarian work, work on international projects through Enactus (an entrepreneurial organization on campus), serve my fellow students as an orientation leader and learn from world-class physicians in local hospitals and clinics. Aside from professional development, I have grown in my faith and gained some of my closest friends at Bryan College.
Following graduation I am attending Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, to begin my education and career as a military physician. In August, I will begin medical school at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.
My career goals are to become a licensed physician in either emergency medicine, trauma surgery or orthopedic surgery. I plan to serve in the U.S. Air Force as a physician for at least four years and transition into civilian practice at a U.S. hospital or clinic.
— Adam Sanderson
I'm 34, a mom, a wife and a full-time employee. For years I wanted to finish what I started when it came to my education, but I could not conceive a way I could logistically pull it off with everything else I had going on.
I finally decided to jump in feet first and applied to Bryan College in 2016. I was determined to finish my B.S. in business by the time my daughter finished kindergarten. For me, this meant schoolwork didn't stop in the summer months, and on at least a few occasions I doubled my course load to meet this goal.
Fast-forward to now, and I'm hitting the finish line. My daughter finishes kindergarten this month, and she was there with my husband to watch me walk the stage on May 4, 2019.
Up next: I'm continuing my education with a Master of Business Administration. I do not know exactly where this path will lead me, but I do want to use my education to advance in my career and possibly open doors in leadership roles.
— Courtney Camp