I’m on my Mayterm in Mexico, swimming with sea lions!

Graduation day with now-Dr. Mackenzie Sullivan, before he headed off to medical school at UVa.

How long have you been at Roanoke College? 

20+ years

What do you teach here? 

I teach animal physiology, general zoology, invertebrate biology, cell biology, introductory biology, and a general education course on science in the 21st century.

Where did you go to school? 

I did undergraduate and graduate work in Biology at Iowa State University and graduate work in Marine Science at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

What do you like about Roanoke College? 

I like that it’s a small school. Classes are small and I get to know students in my classes individually. The faculty number is small enough so that I get to know most of the faculty personally.

What do you do in HPAG? 

I co-chair the Committee, mock interview students preparing application materials, and write reference letters for students. Over the past few years, I have taken the lead on bringing speakers to campus for invited lectures.

Why should students engage with HPAG? 

It can be tremendously helpful to students interested in pursuing health care careers. Students can interact directly with committee members, each of whom specializes in a career area. Students can get up-to-date information in a variety of important areas including application preparation. The committee also mock-interviews students helping them to prepare for the crucial personal interview process.

What is a fun fact about you that people might not know? 

I enjoy travelling, visiting museums, and chasing my Boston Terrier around the back yard.

What advice would you like to give to new and current students? 

Take advantage of all the opportunities afforded you at Roanoke. Study hard, take your work seriously, but have some fun, also.

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