|Senior profile: Chris Henley
A look at one of Centre's outstanding seniors
RELEASED: Dec. 11, 2003
Name: Chris Henley
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Study abroad/internships: Will study in New Zealand during CentreTerm in January
Extracurricular activities: Student Senate, Resident Advisor, conducting research at University of Louisville Medical School on neurotrophic factors, Beta Beta Beta, Homecoming Court and member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
What are you doing over the holiday season? "Seeing the family, relaxing, looking for a place to live next year and hanging out with graduated friends. I leave for New Zealand the day after Christmas."
Future plans: "I'm going to medical school next year. I've been accepted to University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and St. Louis University. I'm planning on staying in state."
What made you decide to go to medical school? "I didn't know that I wanted to go to medical school until I got to college. After I took a couple of science classes, I realized that I wanted to major in a science. Then, when it came down to figuring out a career, I looked at getting a Ph.D., medical school, etc. Only when I started shadowing physicians in the hospital did I know that this is what I wanted to do with my life. Furthermore, just seeing the hope that physicians have given in my life not only to myself but my family made me want to be able to give that hope to others. I wanted to be able to not only mend human bodies but heal human beings."
Name a memorable Centre experience: "I was invited to present my research at the Society of Neuroscience in New Orleans. I received a free trip for four days to New Orleans and attended the conference, which had global representation."
What others say about Chris: "Chris is a high-energy, creative and dependable member of Centre's residence staff," said Randy Hays, vice president and dean of student life. "He's also a high-achieving academic student. Chris is a fun person to have around, and we'll miss him next year."
Quotable: "Centre College has afforded me the opportunity to grow as a person. I've not only recognized what I want and been called to do in life, but I've also gained the friendships, strength and self-motivation to help me attain those goals. Centre has helped me realize the bigger pictures in life and has made me want to help create those big pictures."
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