Current Students and Alumni
The program has definitely defined, for me, what I really want to do. I think that it has reassured me that the pre-med path and a bachelor of science are both definitely something I want to achieve. The program has shown me that my goals are long term and it will be a rough road especially taking future chemistry classes as well as cell and microbiology, but it's something that will be so very rewarding when I accomplish it. I know that I will have plenty of help along the way. The program has taught me patience, perseverance, and determination combined with time management skills.
Dr. Schram, my adviser, has sat down with me and outlined all of the classes I need to take in order to complete my major. He has somewhat given me a look into the future and because of this I can be prepared, for classes, in the fact that I won't have any surprises in my upcoming semesters. I am simply just prepared for what is to come. As for my actual science professors themselves, they take the time out of their schedule to meet with me and students alike in order to help us better understand concepts, especially the ones we are struggling with. Having the one-on-one, face-to-face, time with my professors helps me clear up any misconceptions and keeps me on track and sometimes ahead of the game. Being prepared is the number one success factor in a major like biology.
— Ashley Ball, '14
Our biology program, I believe is one of the best in the state. We are presented with so many more opportunities here than we would have else where. The professors are truly here for us. Our professors are also researchers. This means that during the summer they are given grants to conduct research in their field. Each summer positions open up to undergraduate students to take part in these research opportunities. This is something very unique to Lyon.
— Lauren Mills, '13
Alumni: What They're Doing Now
Amy Whitt, '02 — Amy is a marine mammal biologist.
Dr. Brandon Byrd, '04 — Dr. Byrd is an orthopedic surgeon in Oklahoma.
Jennifer Beaty, '05 — Jennifer works for the Arkansas State Crime Lab.
Doug Rinehart, '08 — Doug is attending dental school in Memphis.
Jordan Lupo, '09 — Jordan is attending medical school in Little Rock.
Martha Moreno, '11 — Martha is attending pharmacy school in Little Rock.