Scholar Stories

Cheryl, TN

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Cheryl of Tennessee earned her degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and hopes to research how genetics affect individual responses to traumatic events. In May, 2010 she completed her associate’s degree in math and was one of only three students—out of almost 600 graduating seniors—nominated for her school’s Most Distinguished Student award. As a single mother of five, Cheryl dreams of becoming financially self-sufficient. She says,