My decision to attend Motlow State was clearly the right choice for me. It is a wonderful institution of higher learning, and if you are a current student or a graduate of Motlow, consider yourself fortunate.
I enrolled at Motlow’s McMinnville campus in the fall of 2011 after graduating from Warren County High School as a valedictorian of my class. I decided from the beginning that, in addition to studying my hardest, I would get involved in extra-curricular activities outside of the classroom, and I have not regretted that choice.
My growth in leadership, communication, and social skills was significant as a student at Motlow. I joined several clubs and organizations, including the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Presidential Student Leadership Institute.
Through my association with the aforementioned organizations, I learned how to be a more effective leader, not only at Motlow but also in my community. The leadership skills I gained have helped me through my previous employment positions, as well as my current status as a current medical student and future physician.
After graduating from Motlow in Spring 2013, I continued my education at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. While a student at TTU, I worked at Motlow during the summer and winter breaks as an orientation counselor. After graduating from TTU with a Biological Science degree, I began working my first real ‘adult’ job as a Student Success Coach at Motlow.
After a year as a Student Success Coach, I decided to start teaching. I began instructing laboratory classes at the McMinnville campus as well as anatomy courses to LPN students at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McMinnville. During my time as an instructor, I continued to assist with Motlow new student orientation activities as well as assisting in the Dual Enrollment department.
My love of sharing my positive Motlow experience with prospective students led me to accept a position as the Assistant Director of Recruitment and New Student Services for the McMinnville campus.
Although I was excited about my new position at Motlow, I, unfortunately, couldn’t stay long in the position because I was offered and accepted a seat as a medical student at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.
Currently, I am studying to be the best physician I can be. Without hesitation, I feel my educational start at Motlow has set me apart from most of my peers, both in communication as well as interpersonal skills.
I strongly encourage anyone who is reading my story and has not earned a college degree to allow Motlow the opportunity to help change your life. It is a highly creative atmosphere to learn in, and the many alumni and current students are fortunate to be part of the Motlow family.