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Olivia Thoroughman, Pre-Medical Studies

Olivia Thoroughman says the reputation of Shawnee State’s unique programs, medical school acceptance rates, affordable tuition, scholarship program and small class sizes all led to her decision to apply. Now, a third year pre-med student, she says that it’s the personalized attention she receives from professors that lets her know she made the right choice.

At Shawnee State, professors interact with students directly, answering questions and giving one-on-one instruction. In programs like Olivia’s, professors teach labs and make themselves available to help students work through problems — something rare at larger institutions. 
Outside of class, Olivia is active in the Pre-Med Club and Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society. She balances a heavy course load with social activities — something that is key to success in college.

Scholarships helped make Olivia's story possible. You can help make a difference, too, by making a donation or learning more about our named scholarship opportunities.