Student Profile: Connor Welsh
With a passion for science and the power to make people smile, Connor Welsh put two and two together when he decided to major in biochemistry.
“As corny as it sounds, I like helping people,” he says. “I feel like I could really make a difference, so my goal is to go to med school and study anesthesiology or dermatology.”
The Bloomfield Hills junior attended a small high school, which made Alma College the ideal place for his undergraduate studies. Welsh says he has been able to form close friendships with both his classmates and professors.
“It all comes back to that human element at Alma,” he says. “You’re able to interact with people from all walks of life, and that has helped me become a well-rounded, culturally diverse person.”
One of Welsh’s favorite people to interact with is Scott Hill. He says the chemistry professor is not only “a stand-up guy,” but he also puts a lot of effort into making sure that everyone in his classes understands the material.
“I love the people here more than anything else,” he says. “You see a very human side of your professors at Alma. I bought baking chocolate and shared baking secrets with Dr. Hill. As long as you bake, you’re good with him.”