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Corianne Rogers ’12 - Biology, pre-professional graduate - Memphis, TN

Research opportunities and so much more

October 20, 2011

As a pre-med major, Corianne Rogers ’12 fell in love with laboratory research. Her goal was to become a doctor, and after an internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Honors College student was well on her way.

She went straight into medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis after graduation and so far has maintained a 4.0 GPA.

Rogers said that her lab research at Appalachian gave her hands-on experience, which prepared her for the work she is doing now. As a high school student, she had her choice of schools but chose Appalachian because she liked the facilities, and because she felt that she would discover many opportunities.

“I was able to travel, work in special places and learn so much,” she said.

Rogers rounded out her coursework with involvement in Delta Sigma Theta and the Black Student Association, and she appreciated what she described as Appalachian’s family atmosphere.

Rogers said that Appalachian’s professors care about educating their students, and she attributes her success as a medical student to her Appalachian education, as well.