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Class of 2019

Grigoleit, Sarah

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2019 

Biography:
  • Undergrad: Colorado State University, BS Equine Science
  • Graduate: Vet Med
  • Hometown:Rochester, MN
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Spending time with my horse and dog in the great outdoors
  • Fun Fact: I love traveling, I have called 6 different states home (so far) and have visited 3 different countries

Being an LMU-CVM Student Ambassador has given me a great opportunity to meet and interact with my fellow CVM students outside of class, meet a wide variety of prospective students and their families, and hopefully help them a little bit on their journey. Upon graduation I plan to pursue a career focused on equine medicine in the Lexington, KY area.

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Jones, Brittany

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2019 

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biological Sciences with a Chemistry minor
  • Graduate: LMU-CVM
  • Hometown: Verona, KY
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Anything with Walker (my dog)
  • Fun Fact: I love being a wildlife rehabilitator
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Mason, Kristi

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2019 

Biography:
  • Undergrad: Appalachian State University, Health Promotion with an Exercise Physiology minor
  • Graduate: LMU-CVM
  • Hometown: East Bend, NC (outside of Winston-Salem)
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: In town - Hiking, Yoga, Working Out; Enjoy going home to spend time with my hubby, family, friends, and pups
  • Fun Fact: I used to compete in powerlifting

When I interviewed at LMU-CVM I appreciated what the Student Ambassadors provided the candidates.  I became a Student Ambassador to assist in calming candidates and their loved ones during the stressful interview days.  I enjoy answering questions and giving a students' perspective of our veterinary program.  I plan on practicing back at home with companion animals with possibly a large animal component.  I am currently working towards earning the Canine Certified Rehabilitation Professional certificate (C.C.R.P.) to provide rehabilitation ranging from sports performance canines to the geriatric canine companion and everything in between.  Being a member of the VBMA has also aided in my guidance for practice ownership.   

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Pursley, Kasey

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2019 

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biological Sciences with a Chemistry minor
  • Hometown: Roswell, GA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Go swimming
  • Fun Fact: I used to dive ( as a sport) in high school and college!

Being a member of the LMU-CVM Student Ambassador program has afforded me the opportunity of becoming a leader. The friendships, connections, and bonds that I have made through this program with faculty, classmates, and community will never be replaced. I plan to graduate from the DVM program and work with small animals/exotics in Atlanta, GA.

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Schairer, Taryn

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2019 

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS Animal Science (Michigan State University)
  • Hometown: Lititz, PA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Ride my horse
  • Fun Fact: I have lived in 5 different states over the last 5 years
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Class of 2020

Alexander, David

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020 

Biography:
  • Undergrad: Bachelor of Science in Biology - Gannon University 
  • Graduate: Masters Degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences - Lincoln Memorial University 
  • Hometown: Conneaut Lake, PA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Draw or read a good book
  • Fun Fact: I live on a 3rd generation dairy farm, I wrestled for 13 years including folkstyle, freestyle, and greco-roman
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Campbell, Hannah

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020 

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Veterinary Science - Morehead State University
  • Hometown: Hazard, KY
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Watch Netflix and play with my three cats
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Chambery, Jaclyn

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020 

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biology from Quinnipiac University
  • Hometown: Rochester, NY
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Go for Hikes with Friends
  • Fun Fact: I met Mandy Moore in a Cafe (she was super nice)
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Curtis, Cortney

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: Clemson University, B.S. in Animal Science
  • Hometown: Greenville, SC
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Take my dog, Maggie, on hikes and adventures
  • Fun Fact: I am the shortest person in my family at 6'0 tall

I love being an Ambassador for LMU-CVM because it allows me to show what I enjoy most about being a student here. Upon graduation I will be working as a Veterinarian for the U.S. Army and will have the opportunity to take care of our nations soldiers, two-legged and four-legged. 

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Eckman, Tyler

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Eastern University
  • Graduate: MS in Laboratory Animal Science at Drexel University
  • Hometown: Lancaster, PA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Being outside (hiking, fishing, adventuring)
  • Fun Fact: Even though I don't know fully what I'm doing half the time, I love working on cars
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Frick, Melissa

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biology from Meredith College & BA in Chemistry
  • Hometown: Durham, NC
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hiking, reading
  • Fun Fact: I've visited the Taj Mahal
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Gasparin, Nicole

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: University of Central Florida
  • Hometown: Orlando, FL
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Find new "foodie" places to eat and spend time outdoors
  • Fun Fact: After I receive my DVM from LMU-CVM, I plan to work at a small animal practice either back home or wherever the wind takes me.
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Howard, Danielle

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Environmental Science from UNC-Wilmington
  • Graduate: MS in Veterinary Biomedical Science from LMU
  • Hometown: Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Ride my horse and travel
  • Fun Fact: My original plan was a career in cartoon voice overs
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Hughes, Caitlin

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BA in Biology from Alfred University in Alfred, NY
  • Hometown: Chittenden, VT
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hike, spend time with friends
  • Fun Fact: The VBMA, or business club, is my favorite club at LMU-CVM and since joining, it has made me want to open my own practice after graduating 
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Keaton, Joy

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Zoology from Kent State University, OH
  • Graduate: MS from Lincoln Memorial University
  • Hometown: Mantua, OH
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Read and play World of Warcraft
  • Fun Fact: Have watched Lord of the Rings an embarrassing number of times. Read really fast.. usually a novel a day when not in class 

The LMU-CVM Student Ambassador program has allowed me to build on my leadership skills and my confidence as a public speaker. I love meeting all the prospective students and their families. I remember when I interviewed at LMU-CVM the environment of honesty and openness of the Ambassadors and faculty. To give back to the next prospective class is an honor. After graduating with my DVM I plan to return to Ohio and work towards improving the lives of shelter animals as a shelter veterinarian.

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Kish, Daniel

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biology - Hillsdale College
  • Hometown: Temperance, MI
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Spend as much time outdoors as I can, doing anything from hiking to trail riding to gardening
  • Fun Fact: I have worked hands on (literally) with African Cape Buffalo

I enjoy being a member of the LMU CVM Student Ambassador Program because I enjoy connecting and inspiring others. I have a passion for veterinary medicine and use the Ambassador platform to give back to the profession and help prospective students reach their goals of becoming a veterinary student. I plan to graduate the DVM program and pursue a career in Wildlife & Conservation Medicine while staying involved in advocacy and leadership of the profession.

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Klingensmith, Rachel

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: Bachelor of Science at Allegheny College 
  • Hometown: West Leechburg, PA 
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Relaxing with my cat named Ace while watching Netflix  
  • Fun Fact: I went to Thailand and volunteered for a week at an Elephant Nature Park
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Lawson, Lauren

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Animal and Poultry Sciences, BS in Dairy Science - Virginia Tech
  • Hometown: Goochland, VA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hiking with my dog Bourbon (and friends)
  • Fun Fact: I participate in Foxhound field trials

After graduating from the DVM program, I plan on moving back to my hometown and working for a large animal practice.  My hope is to do a lot of work with cattle. 

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Moore, David

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Veterinary Science
  • Graduate: Veterinary Medicine
  • Hometown: Beattyville, KY
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Horseback Riding and Showing 
  • Fun Fact: I train and show Rocky Mountain Horses 

Being a member of the LMU-CVM Student Ambassador program has given me the opportunity to share my love for LMU-CVM with future classes and their families. It has allowed me to met people that I never would have come in to contact with if it wasn't for being a Student Ambassador. I plan to graduate form the DVM program and go back to my hometown in Eastern Kentucky and work as a large animal veterinarian. 

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Polen, MacKenzie

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biology - Xavier University
  • Hometown: Charleston, WV
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hiking
  • Fun Fact: I played volleyball for 10 years

Being a member of the LMU-CVM Student Ambassador program has helped me expand my knowledge about the school as well as my classmates. The leadership roles and interpersonal skills I have gained while interacting with prospective students and their families has truly been invaluable. I plan to graduate from the DVM program and work in a small animal or emergency medicine practice.

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Richardson, Natalie

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Animal and Vet Science
  • Hometown: Cumming, GA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hiking, riding her horse, and trying to learn photography
  • Fun Fact: Spent time in Thailand working on shelter dogs and elephants at an elephant sanctuary
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Stewart, Stephanie

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biology
  • Hometown: Benson, NC
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hiking with my dog
  • Fun Fact: I use to work in a science museum where I worked with a sloth.  While there, I also got to hold a juvenile sized alligator
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Talbert, Charlotte

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biology from Meredith College
  • Graduate: MS in Biology - Tarleton State University
  • Hometown: Wilmington, NC
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: I enjoy any and all outdoor activities and anything that I can take my dog to and mingle with friends
  • Fun Fact: Continuing education has always been a passion of mine because it has helped me get closer to my ultimate dream of being a Veterinarian. I also am very family oriented. Born a triplet, I lucked out to have the opportunity to be born with two best friends who taught me to be fair, to share and to be humble and kind

It has been an honor to be a part of the Student Ambassador Program here at Lincoln Memorial University - College of Veterinary Medicine.  As an ambassador, I have progressed my leadership skills and had countless opportunities to network with students in other classes, faculty/ staff, perspective students, etc.  

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Watlington, Hailey

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2020

Biography:
  • Undergrad: James Madison University
  • Graduate: LMU
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hike & Play with my dogs
  • Fun Fact: I lived in Uganda for a year after college

I love being a Student Ambassador! It's a great opportunity to meet prospective students and walk about our amazing program here at LMU.

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Class of 2021

Addison, Molly

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biology and Music - Mercer University
  • Graduate: MS in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences - LMU
  • Hometown: Middle GA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hike & Play with my dogs
  • Fun Fact: My passion for veterinary medicine was sparked after years of fostering for a small animal rescue. This volunteer work probed my curiosity about the behavioral aspect of the canine world, so I also have experience working as a dog trainer. Due to my fostering and training involvements, I want to pursue a career in shelter medicine within a rural community. My focus will be on both lowering stray population numbers alongside helping owners and their pets with behavioral issues in hopes of keeping more adopted animals in their forever homes
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Anderson, Bridget

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biological Sciences and Chemistry 
  • Graduate: Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in infectious disease 
  • Hometown: Franklin County, VA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hiking 
  • Fun Fact: I have a German Shorthaired Pointer named Hank!

Becoming a student ambassador for LMU-CVM has been an amazing experience by allowing me the opportunity to meet new, aspiring veterinarians. After graduation, I plan to pursue a surgical residency with hopes of becoming a Small Animal Surgeon. 

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Campbell, Kara

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Agriculture- Animal science, pre-vet option 
  • Hometown: McMinnville, TN
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Read, watch TV, travel
  • Fun Fact: I was on a 3rd place international All star cheerleading team and still participate in gymnastics 

Working with the other student ambassadors and faculty and staff has increased my knowledge of LMU as well as allowed me to help prospective students with their journey to vet school. After graduation my plan is to return to my hometown and work in a small animal clinic. 

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Dubois, Kenzie

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Animal Sciences 
  • Hometown: Connersville, IN
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hang out with my cats
  • Fun Fact: I like to cook new foods and bake 

Becoming a member of the LMU - CVM Student Ambassador program has been an amazing opportunity to network with classmates. It has given me the opportunity to serve in leadership roles, meet prospective students and build public speaking skills. My plan is to graduate from the DVM program and either continue as a resident in an oncology program or begin practicing in a mixed animal clinic somewhere in the Appalachian region. 

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Glazer, Samantha

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS Integrative Animal Biology from the University of South Florida
  • Hometown: Weston, FL
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Watch movies, spend time with my animals, and cook!
  • Fun Fact: I am probably the one of the few Jewish people in this area haha. Come to my house for latkas and matzo ball soup!
Being a member of the ambassador program has allowed me to help new and prospective students understand and relax while going through the vet school process. Mental health is a really important issue for me, and I like to integrate that aspect into my role as a student ambassador. 
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Habegger, Kristin

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: University of Georgia
  • Hometown: Hull, GA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Playing soccer!
  • Fun Fact: I am a mom to two fabulous Australian shepherds
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Hagg, Casey

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Environmental Engineering
  • Graduate: Vet Med
  • Hometown: Corning, NY
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Take a hike with my pups!
  • Fun Fact: I have spent over 100 days in the depths of the everglades wilderness as an Outward Bound instructor
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Mendoza, Michelle

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Animal Science at Texas A&M University
  • Hometown: Pearland, TX
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Barrel Race
  • Fun Fact: I was the Brazoria County Fair Rodeo Queen in 2011

I really enjoy being a student ambassador for LMU vet school. I love being able to meet and tell  the prospective vet students and their parents all about LMU. I enjoy working with my fellow classmates and meeting new friends outside of class. I  cannot wait to see what my future holds as a future DVM.

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Moyer, Christopher

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: SUNY Delhi & Cornell University
  • Hometown: Shaftsbury, VT
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Playing with my dog and hiking
  • Fun Fact: I played collegiate polo (horses)

I really enjoy the LMU-CVM Ambassador program! It has given me to opportunity to share my experiences and help others who are trying to gain admission to a veterinary program just like I was. The program is unique in that I am privileged to work among my peers and be a primary source of interaction to prospective students and their families.

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Preston, Megan

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Biology 
  • Hometown: Chatsworth, GA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Kayaking, fishing, hammock napping 
  • Fun Fact: I was a ballerina for 16 years

I enjoy being a member of the LMU-CVM Student Ambassador program because I love seeing the look of excitement on perspective student's faces on interview days. I enjoy sharing my journey, in hope to motivate others in what can be quite a difficult goal to achieve, all while supporting the school that gave me a chance to live my dreams.

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Rutherford-Hardin, Kelli

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Music from West Texas A&M University & BS in Animal Science from Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Graduate: Masters Degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences - Lincoln Memorial University 
  • Hometown: Henderson, TX
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Travel, music, grow orchids, spend time with family
  • Fun Fact: DCI World Champion
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Seymour, Cathryn

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Pre-Veterinary Medicine with Minors in Chemistry and Art from the University of Findlay
  • Graduate: MS in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences from Lincoln Memorial University
  • Hometown: Marysville, OH
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Hike with my hound, Sir and take pictures
  • Fun Fact: I raise chickens and ducks for 4H-ers and I judge county fair poultry shows

Being a member of the LMU-CVM Student Ambassador program has pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to improve my interpersonal skills by meeting prospective students and their families. I plan on graduating the DVM program, move back to Marysville, and start a large animal clinic with a dairy focus. I hope to continue judging poultry shows and widen my span to more counties.

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Smith, Kylie

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: B.S. Biology
  • Graduate: M.S. Biology and Emerging Infectious Disease
  • Hometown: Niceville, FL
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Watch Netflix or hike outside
  • Fun Fact: I have visited around 15 countries 

As a student ambassador I have met a lot of great friends and I really enjoy showing off LMU-CVM to prospective students and their families. After graduating, I may potentially pursue a residency as I plan on working with exotic/zoo animals. 

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Treece, MacKenzie

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:

  • Undergrad: LMU - AS in veterinary health science
  • Hometown: Corryton, TN 
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Spend time with family, friends, and my animals 
  • Fun Fact: Went to LMU for preschool - (Preschool was on campus 15yrs ago before they tore the building down) 
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Vasquez, Melanie

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: Florida International University - B.S. Environmental Studies
  • Hometown: Miami, FL
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Plan my next getaway while I consume copious amounts of coffee
  • Fun Fact: I used to work with orangutans, gibbons, and lemurs... to name a few
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Williams, Kelly

LMU-CVM Student, Class of 2021

Biography:
  • Undergrad: BS in Animal Science
  • Hometown: Monroe, GA
  • Favorite thing to do outside of lecture/labs: Go to the movies!
  • Fun Fact: I have an infectious laugh!

I love being a Student Ambassador and sharing my love of LMU-CVM with prospective students and their families. I really enjoy building relationships with my fellow classmates while at the same time, develop my leadership skills. I am excited to see where this wonderful world of veterinary medicine takes me!