Student Profile: Gwendolyn Greer
Between bad luck and broken bones, the time that Gwendolyn Greer spent in the emergency room while growing up has proved to be inspiring.
“In middle school, I broke my arm, and I also had a lot of knee problems,” she says. “I was really curious to learn about what was wrong with me and what situations brought other people to the hospital as well. I’ve wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon ever since.”
Equally inspiring are the Novi senior’s professors at Alma College. Though all of her science professors are great, Greer, a biology major, says Eric Calhoun, assistant professor of biology, really makes the grade.
“He’s always there when you need help,” she says. “When you go up to his office, he will explain the concepts to you and really take his time until you understand them.”
Greer spent a recent Spring Term in the lab with Calhoun working on molecular techniques. Maintaining cell cultures is just one of the many opportunities she has had at Alma to try new things.
“From hands-on experiments in the lab to swing dance, cheerleading, band and swimming and diving, I have had the opportunity to get involved in a lot of things that I never thought I’d try, and it’s all thanks to Alma,” she says.