Alexander City, Alabama
It's been a busy couple of years for Patricia George.
The senior biology major from Alexander City splits her time between the lab and the Birmingham-Southern athletic fields as part of the Lady Panthers varsity soccer team.
After leaving BSC, George has plans to attend medical school and pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon. She credits Birmingham-Southern and its faculty for helping her pursue her ambitions.
“As a student at BSC you are able to have a relationship with your professor where they know your name and your dreams,” she says.
George has been involved in two distinct research projects while at BSC. From traveling to the tropical rainforest in La Selva, Costa Rica looking for red-eyed tree frogs, to helping revitalize the BSC Microbiology lab manual under the Charles B. Vail Fellowship, she is grateful for the vast variety of experiences offered to her at Birmingham-Southern.
“These experiences have challenged me as a person, and as a result I have discovered things about myself that I did not know,” she says. “Through these opportunities, my mind has been opened to more career possibilities and to the world around me.”
In addition to her play on the BSC women's soccer team, George is also a member of Chi Omega sorority.