Bootcamp Mentors 2015
Kadijah Abston (Mentor 2013-2015): Kadijah graduated in 2016 and is pursuing a PhD. at the University of Rochester.
Madison Bandler (2015-2016): I was a Bootcamp participant in 2014 and am a junior biology major and double minor in Spanish and chemistry from Decatur, IL with aspirations of attending medical school. It's hard to believe that two years ago I was a participant in Biology Bootcamp, faced with the daunting task of completing BISC 160/162. I had no idea on that first day of Bootcamp that I was sitting in a room full students who would eventually become my best friends and study partners. Thanks to the connections I established and skills that I learned during the week of bootcamp I have gone on to be successful in all of the science classes I have taken here at Ole Miss. I am confident in this program, and I highly recommend it to anyone enrolling in BISC160. I hope to meet all of you and help to make your experience as outstanding as mine was!
Kaleb Barnes (2015): Kaleb is a junior and was a Bootcamp participant in 2014.
Amanda Blackwell (Mentor 2015-2016): I am a Junior from Pascagoula, MS. I'm currently on the pre-medical track pursuing a B.A. in Studio Art and minors in Chemistry and Spanish. I thoroughly enjoyed Bio Bootcamp (2014) as a camper and took home a lot of great lessons for the classroom and everyday college life. I hope to be able to share the things I've learned and help incoming students take advantage of the many resources Bio Bootcamp has to offer!
Caleb Carroll (Mentor 2014-2015): I am a senior biology major from Birmingham, AL. I am a teacher's assistant and Supplemental Instruction leader for introductory biology classes. My hobbies include serving in student government, involvement in my fraternity and playing in my local band, Ebenezer Goodman. The most important thing I've learned throughout my years at Ole Miss is to find a balance between school and extracurricular activities in order to benefit the most from both.
Betsy Crosswhite (Mentor 2015): I am a junior from Tupelo, MS. My major is Biology with a Chemistry minor, and I am on a pre-medicine track. In 2014, I participated in biology bootcamp in order to prepare myself for biology 160. Bootcamp equipped me for the course by initiating study groups, introducing material, and assisting in study skills. Last year, I served as a mentor for the program, and I loved getting to help other students and watch them grow throughout their freshman year.
Trey Dickinson (Mentor 2014-2015): I am a senior biology major from Braxton, MS planning on entering physical therapy school. I was a Bio Bootcamp participant in 2013 and a mentor in 2014 & 2015. Attending Biology Bootcamp really helped me prepare for and succeed in Bisc 160. My advice to incoming freshmen is to study hard, go to SI, and use your time wisely. BISC160 is really doable with the right mindset and work ethic.
Piper Dunn (Mentor 2014-2015): I am a senior Biology major from Oxford, MS. I attended Biology Bootcamp in 2013, and it was a great experience. Getting to meet the professors, learn their lecture styles, and also have examples of test questions made me feel more confident that I would survive BISC160 and 162. The classes are difficult but with a good study group and a lot of hard work the outcome is more than rewarding. My tips for doing well are not to be afraid of attending professor’s office hours and go to extra study sessions regularly.
Braxton Dupuy (Mentor 2014-2015): Braxton is a senior Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Neuroscience and is from Columbia, MS. I hope my future school work and career are neuroscience-related; the details aren’t quite figured out yet. His advice to freshman is: "Don't get overwhelmed in the material, focus on learning rather than the grade, and everything will fall into place."
Taylor Ferris (2015): I am a rising junior and a biochemistry major with a classics minor. For incoming freshman, I would recommend not underestimating any class until you feel comfortable with college because it is easy to fall behind and challenging to catch up, especially in BISC 160.
Brayden Folger (2015): I am a Junior Biology who is majoring in Biology and minoring in chemistry and spanish from Dallas, Texas. I am an aspiring pediatrician and also a former student of the Biology Bootcamp program. After completing the program and Biology 160, I can attest for how helpful it was for preparing me for not only the course, but all of my college classes in general. I am very pleased to be a mentor this year and I hope I can help others get the same benefits from the program as I did.
Christopher Garrell (2015): My hometown is Raleigh, North Carolina. I am a junior and a Forensic Chemistry major. I thought Bootcamp was great at helping me make good study habits like making practice tests and going to SI. I also made some great friends.
Justin Kilgore (Mentor 2013-2015): Justin is a senior originally from Memphis, TN. A former biochemistry major, he has now chosen a different path in the accounting world. Although I have changed my major, I was successful in the BISC160/162 to course and can offer many study tips and advice regarding the course.
Kayla Ladner (Mentor 2015): I am a junior, Biology major and Chemistry minor from Pass Christian, MS. I attended Biology Bootcamp in 2014, and I am so excited to be able to mentor this year! I plan to go to Dental School after graduating from Ole Miss in 2018. I enjoy being involved on campus, and I am a part of the Honors College where I serve as an ambassador and Greek Life!
Jordan Maury (Mentor 2015): Jordan is a Junior Biology major.
Hayden Malone (Mentor 2015): I'm from Huntsville, Alabama and I will be a junior this year. I am a biology major and I am especially interested in genetics. My advice to incoming biology students is to work hard from day one, playing catch up is never fun or easy!
Samuel Rose (Mentor 2014-2015): I am a sophomore from Indianola Mississippi in the heart of the delta. I am majoring in biology and plan to attend medical school after college. Most of the friends I became closest with my freshman year I met in Bio Bootcamp. This is a rewarding class and you will get a lot from it. I am excited about being a mentor for Biology Bootcamp this year and can't wait to get started.
Hugh Sherrill (2015-2016): I am a junior from Pensacola, FL and I am majoring in Business with a pre-dental emphasis. I hope to attend dental school after undergraduate school. I took numerous study and time management skills from Biology Bootcamp last year. This year as a mentor I am looking forward to leading students in the right direction in order to be successful biology students. Stay on top of your work and use available resources like SI sessions and office hours.
Andy Shine (2015): Andy is a senior Biology major and was a Bootcamp participant in 2013.
Alex Spivey (Mentor 2014-2015): I am from Nashville, TN. I am a sophomore this year and a pre-med biology major with a double minor in Spanish and neuroscience. I participated inBiology Bootcamp last year in order to prepare myself for the upcoming semester (since I had heard pretty unanimously that BISC 160 was most likely the hardest course an incoming freshman could take). I definitely felt like bootcamp was very helpful in preparing me for not only the material covered, but also the work load, teaching styles, and time/study management the class would require. It was overall a great experience and also introduced me to some of my closest friends in college!
Anna Grace Stout (Mentor 2013-2015): Anna Grace graduated in 2016 and is headed to Medical School at UMMC in Jackson, MS.
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