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Biology Bootcamp Mentors for 2017

During the program, you will have a Mentor who has been successful in BISC160 and BISC162. During the program, they are there to help you figure out how the University works, guide you through some of the Bootcamp lecture material and help make sure things go smoothly.

Bootcamp 2017 Mentors

Karli Karli Anders
Mentor: 2016-17
Year: Junior
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Gloster, MS
Minor: Environmental Studies

I attended Biology Bootcamp in 2015 and can say that it mentally prepared me for the fall. My advice to students is to come to class with a positive attitude willing to work hard
Megan1 Megan Anthony
Mentor: 2017
Year: Junior
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Columbus, MS

Have a planner on the first day of class, study everyday, go to office hours, and just do your best. If you know you have tried your best, then you’ve already won.
JoJo Jo Jo Brown
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry, Spanish
Hometown: Madison, MS

Study Biology everyday!
Benji Benji Creel
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology, Business
Hometown: New Orleans, LA

School should be your number 1 priority, but there is more to college than going to class and studying. Get involved, make friends, and have fun!!
Richard Richard
Easterling

Mentor: 2016-17
Year: Junior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Madison, MS

Learn how to study. A lot of people don't know how when they get to college, but the best way to learn is just to try. You can always ask us mentors or your friends for study tips as well; studying is extremely important for success in college.
Isaiah Isaiah Edwards
Mentor: 2016
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Hometown: Little Rock, MS

Find a routine that works for you and stick with it from day one. Once you gauge your capabilities and the demands of each class, having a study routine specialized for you makes approaching demanding classes much easier.
Tyler Tyler England
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

First, write down on paper a scheduled study plan for every test (start a week early at least). Second, go to office hours and get to know your professors/TA's. They want to help you and are great people to interact with! If you see me around and have any questions feel free to ask! Hotty Toddy!!
Hunter2 Hunter Fooshee
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Other: Pre-Med
Hometown: Pontotoc, MS

Coming into your freshman year of college is a fun but challenging time. Join organizations, get to know your professors and classmates, and get off to a good start by studying hard. Welcome to Ole Miss and Hotty Toddy!
Denise Denise Frantz
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry
Hometown: Mandeville, LA

Always stay on top of work by reviewing notes, reading the textbook, and asking questions. Bio bootcamp prepared me very well for bio 160 and I made some really great friends when I did bootcamp! Make the most of all of your time and you'll do great too.
Lauren Lauren Greif
Mentor: 2016-17
Year: Junior
Major: Chemical Engineering
Other: Pre-Med
Hometown: Hernando, MS

My advice to freshman starting school in the fall is to stay on top of studying, always go to office hours and never underestimate the difficulty level of BISC 160. If you’re studying really hard but your grade isn’t reflecting that then change what you’re doing, don’t get stuck in a rut. Take advantage of all the advice in biobootcamp, I promise it’s worth it.
Hunter Hunter Hines
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biochemistry
Other: Pre-Med
Hometown: West Monroe, LA

Stay on top of your work for all courses taken in college, but especially for BISC 160/162. It is much easier to stay ahead on your work than it is to try and catch up once you are behind.
Summer Summer Jefferson
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Hometown: Cumming, GA

Study a little every day to stay on top of your work and go to office hours and SI. Even if you don't think you have questions, talking with other students will help you understand everything better and maybe reveal some questions you hadn't thought of before.
Noah Noah Kippenbrock
Mentor: 2016-17
Year: Junior
Major: Biology
Minor: Business, Chemistry
Other: Pre-dental
Hometown: Carbondale, IL

My advice is to read the announced biology chapters in preparation for lecture. This will allow you to better understand the discussed material and take better notes.

Andrew Andrew Ladner
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Leakesville, MS

College is actually extremely fun. Make sure to branch out, get involved, and have a good time. But always remember schoolwork comes first!
Mallory Mallory Loe
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Chemistry
Other: Pre-med
Hometown: West Monroe, LA

The BISC 160/162 coursework takes dedication to succeed. Finding your own preferred method of learning is key. Good luck and welcome to Ole Miss!
Colton Colton Necaise
Mentor: 2016-17
Year: Junior
Major: Biology, Spanish
Other: Pre-Med
Hometown: Hattiesburg, MS

Hi! Pulling from my time in bootcamp, my advice to freshman is to think like a professor. Think about what you would ask, and then study what and why it would be on the exam!
Beth Beth Sherbo
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology

Other: Pre-Med
Hometown: Willow Springs, MO

You will probably have to study a lot more than you did in high school. The best thing to do is try different study habits until you find what works for you to be as prepared for exams as possible.
Elyse Elyse Smith
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Madison, MS

Set a reasonable goal for your freshman year and do whatever it takes to reach it. Enjoy every minute even if it’s spent in the library. You’ll make some of your best friends pulling all-nighters!
Luci Luci Strong
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology

Hometown: Canton, MS

Time management is a key. Learn quickly how to prioritize your engagements. It's okay to fall down in college, but make sure that you bounce back!
Megan2 Megan Stubbs
Mentor: 2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Minor: Spanish, Chemistry
Other: Pre-Med
Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Have self-confidence and try your best; the Bio Bootcamp week, the BISC 160 course, and the first year of college will challenge you indefinitely, but if you believe in yourself and give your 110% always, you'll be surprised by what you're capable of achieving.
Marti Marti White
Mentor: 2016-2017
Year: Sophomore
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Southaven MS

My advice for bootcampers is this- anyone can succeed in this course if you set your mind to it and aren't afraid of a little elbow grease.
Walesha Walesha Yates
Mentor: 2016-17
Year: Senior
Major: Pre-Pharmacy
Hometown: Olive Branch, MS

My advice to upcoming freshmen is to go to as many office hours and SI sessions as you can!!! You will always learn something when you go!!

 

 

Former Bootcamp Mentors

You can check out the mentors from past years by following the links below.

Mentors 2016

Mentors 2015

Mentors 2014

Mentors 2013

Mentors 2012

 

Supplemental Instruction

The University of Mississippi supports the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program. This nationwide program is implemented in courses where students struggle with learning how to learn material in courses. Often, it is associated with science and math courses, but some Universities support SI in writing courses too. We incorporate SI into Bootcamp because it will be associated with BISC160 and BISC162. In any SI session you will be led by a "near peer" who has been successful in the course and can help you figure out ways to really master Biology

Bootcamp 2016 SI Leaders

 

TaylorMichelle Basha (2016): I am a rising junior and a Biology major with a focus on Pre-med. For incoming freshman. My advice to incoming freshman is that hard work and dedication pay off, and it is definitely worth it in the end. It is also important to utilize the resources offered to you by the department.

 

JackJack Mason (2015): I am a rising junior and I'm working on a Biology major with a minor in Chemisty. If I had one piece of advice for incoming freshmen it would be to make to sure to stay organized and on top of all your assignments. Even little things really add up in the end. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! Best of luck during your first year.