Hometown: Hardin, KY
High school: Marshall County High School
Activities and Organizations
- Hattie Mayme Ross Renewable Scholarship for Graduate Students in the College of SET (2013-2014 & 2014-2015)
- Jesse D. Jones Endowment for the College of Science Engineering & Technology
- Golf Scholarship
- John W. Carr Scholarship
- Melvin and Rita Henley Scholarship
- Howell and Rebecca Clark Scholarship
- Roberta Whitnah Scholarship
- Joseph R. and Juanita Crowe Miller Scholarship
What's an interesting fact about you that would surprise most people?
Haha, well my most interesting fact I would say was in 2010 I was actually on an episode of Wheel of Fortune...It was great and surreal experience and I was lucky enough to do pretty well on the show as well!
What do you want to do after graduation?
I would really like to work in the field of medical research which could include anything from disease research to drug design.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
Outside of school I like to help with a junior golf clinic held out at Miller Memorial golf course...I have been involved with this for several years now and as a golfer myself it really is rewarding to help younger kids who are really interested in taking the game seriously and wanting to get better. Also I enjoy tutoring science classes to help make it easier for people to understand and retain the material for their classes. Also probably my favorite thing I am involved with is helping with the Marshall County Exceptional School in whichever way I can.
What's something you've accomplished at Murray State that you're most proud of and
My proudest accomplishment at Murray State would actually be unrelated to academics...In my 3rd year of trying I was able to walk on to the Murray State golf team. The team was extremely good my first few years and I was proud of myself for sticking with it and finally succeeding in qualifying for the traveling team. So, long story short, I was able to play golf here at Murray State for 3 years and was fortunate enough to achieve the All-OVC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year my senior year as well as being named to the All-OVC first team.
What do you think makes the city of Murray special?
One word: community. Everyone I've ever met and connected with here in Murray is genuinely concerned with how my golf game is, or how school is going, or what my future plans are. And its not just me, it's with everybody. People in this area are some of the best people you will meet anywhere and genuinely care about others that they meet. I feel extremely lucky to have grown up in this area because of the generosity of people here and I hope I never find myself taking it for granted.
What advice would you give high school students about college?
One tip: Take as many advanced or AP classes as you can...Be prepared for college because it is going to be much more difficult than you think it will be.
What is your favorite quote?
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. -- Ben Hogan
I am so thankful to be given the opportunity to further pursue my education at Murray State University in the form of graduate school.