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Breanna Hiatt
October 5, 2016 • Posted in

Hiatt scaling new heights as campus leader

Breanna Hiatt has taken full advantage of the liberal arts curriculum at University of the Ozarks to find her true calling. The senior from Russellville, Ark., entered college as a pre-medicine major and changed to education before deciding that her love of outdoors and nature would be a great fit for environmental studies. Now she […]

Amanda Paz
January 26, 2016 • Posted in

Paz reaches new heights, depths in science research program

University of the Ozarks junior Amanda Paz spent her summer scaling the jungle canopies of a rain forest, scuba diving at one of the most ecological-rich reefs in the world and working with some of the most diverse animals on the planet. And, it was all done in the name of science. Paz, a chemistry […]

January 19, 2016 • Posted in

Chilton beats the odds with dental school acceptance

Sparked by best job rankings and bright job growth projections, applications into dental schools are at an all-time high and competition for the few spots has never been tougher. That’s why University of the Ozarks senior Bristol Chilton remembers the exact time and day when he learned that he been accepted into his first choice---the […]

July 14, 2015 • Posted in

England receives hands-on medical experience in Vietnam internship

Aaron England believes he will always remember the month of June 2015 as one of the most significant experiences of his life. England, a senior pre-medicine and biology major from Elkins, Ark., recently spent four weeks serving an international medical internship at the Pasteur Institute in Da Lat, a city of about 200,000 in the […]

June 12, 2015 • Posted in

Armadillos provide research subject for future veterinarian

Before coming to University of the Ozarks, Sheridan Barajas knew very little about the academic research process. She knew even less about armadillos. Senior biology major Sheridan Barajas operated on several armadillos as part of a research project she is working on with Professor Frank Knight. Now the senior biology major from Alvin, Texas, is […]

April 15, 2015 • Posted in

Tri-Beta chapter inducts 13 new members

The University of the Ozarks' Nu Eta Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the National Biological Honor Society, inducted six full and seven associate members into its organization during a special ceremony held on April 9. Among the full member inductees were, Riley Skaggs, Sheridan Barajas, Bethany Watts, Morgan Markham, Miguel Zambrano and Ashley Clayton. Those […]

September 25, 2014 • Posted in

Genetics students assist Lamar seventh-graders with science lab

University of the Ozarks sophomore Bethany Watts is more than happy to share her love of science, especially with young people. U of O student Bethany Watts shows the seventh-graders how to swab the inside of their cheek to procure cells that they can examine under a microscope. Watts was one of seven students from […]

May 14, 2014 • Posted in

Professor Coleman provides tips for future health care professionals

As a professor of biology and the University's chief health professions advisor, Dr. Sean Coleman has helped dozens of University of the Ozarks students achieve their goal of attending a professional school within the health care field. Dr. Coleman, who earned his Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Iowa, has taught at […]

May 6, 2014 • Posted in

Prince connects with nuclear medicine imaging program

All it took was one semester in Dr. Frank Knight's biology experience class last fall to help Freddy Prince decide on a career path. Prince, a senior biology major from Jonesboro, Ark., who is graduating from University of the Ozarks on May 17, has been accepted into the nuclear medicine imagining sciences program at the […]

April 25, 2014 • Posted in

Sophomore Hall in her element with Parks and Tourism internship

Montana Hall is getting a jump start on her career aspirations. The sophomore biology major from Paragould, Ark., is currently serving an internship with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. She is working at the visitor’s center at Mount Magazine State Park, where she puts in about 24 hours a week in the paid […]