Biology department shares student successes

Henderson State University’s Department of Biological Sciences recently shared many outstanding success stories of its impending and recent graduates, and also of those who will be back next year.  

  • Kalyn Barnes (B.S. Dec. 18) will attend the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Central Arkansas.
  • Hunter Chapman (graduating senior) has applied for an internship with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
  • Jaclyn Nicole Crowder (senior) has been accepted to the Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Program at Logan University.  
  • Carlee Garrett (graduating senior) will attend the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Parker University School of Chiropractic.   
  • Kaylee Holloway (graduating senior) will attend the Ph.D. Program in Cell and Molecular Biology at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
  • Monica (Brooke) Johnson (graduating senior) will attend the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at University of Missouri.
  • Shiloh Goecke (graduating senior) will attend the M.D. Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She was also accepted to two Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine programs in Texas.
  • Jackson Martin (graduating senior) has been accepted into UAMS School of Pharmacy and into University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis School of Pharmacy.  He will attend UAMS.
  • Joey Nugent (graduating senior) was accepted into three Doctor of Optometry programs, and will attend Northeastern State University School of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
  • Brooke Jones Roberson (graduating senior) is applying for biology teaching positions in the state.
  • Clayton Sorrells (B.S.N. 2016) will attend the Louisiana State University School of Dental Medicine.
  • Elizabeth Vaughan (B.S. Dec. 2018) has been accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy programs at both UCA and UAMS, and will be attending UAMS.   
  • Megan Young (B.S. 2016) has been accepted into the Doctor of Osteopathy Programs at both Jonesboro and Fort Smith. She will attend the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith.
  • Caitlyn Burke (junior) will be conducting a 10-week summer research internship in microbiology at the National Center for Toxicological Research.  
  • In June, the following Henderson students will travel to Peru (Machu Picchu) and Ecuador (Galapagos Islands): Emily Fitting, Diana Hernandez, Joel McPherson, Lindsey Shaver and Mia Sheets. Biology alumni traveling will be Brandon Doss, Sheryl Frazier Slocum, Charlotte Wetzlar and Amanda Woolever.
  • Henderson students traveling to Belize in July to study tropical marine biology are: Briana Barkley, Cassie Berrier, Samantha Denton, Monica (Brooke) Johnson, Aimee Trujillo, Landon Turner and Kaylie Wheeless.