Integrative Physiology and Health Science

Louise Rezmer

My hometown when I was a student was

Essexville, MI

I graduated in


I studied

Integrative Physiology and Health Science (emphasis on Public Health)

Minor: Sociology and Anthropology

I currently live in

Pittsburgh, PA

I am now

Furthering my education in an Accelerated Nursing Degree Program at Duquesne University, working towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

My Alma education

The challenging curriculum at Alma really sets high expectations for its students, but these expectations prepared me in so many ways. I know how to handle the intense workload that my current accelerated program brings, time management comes second nature now, I am able to bring many different areas of my liberal arts education and apply it to every situation (whether that be in the classroom, in the work atmosphere, or personally), and my knowledge attained while at Alma is irreplaceable. Having the education I had at Alma has made going through this accelerate nursing program so much more easier than it actually is and helps me to relate to a vast majority of people, instead of my just to fellow nurses or science students.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

The Softball Field

My favorite professors(s) included

Honestly, the entire IPHS office!!! They made studying even urine fun and really sparked my interest in the human body. Besides being brilliant, they are such a wonderful group of people who always leave their doors open to questions, comments, jokes, and ideas. I will always and especially be indebted to Dr. Karen Ball though. She helped me in my studies at Alma, was ALWAYS willing to help me with any question I ever had, and really helped me in preparing for life after the degree. She is an absolute genius who also happens to have a great sense of humor; I couldn’t have found a better academic advisor and influence in my life.

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

I would have to go with more than just a single moment actually. Being a part of the Alma College Softball Team was absolutely the best thing that could have happened to me. I found a family, instead of just a bunch of girls. I had mentors for both on the field and in the classroom. It gave me the opportunity to travel around the Midwest and the Country. Most importantly though, these moments while at Alma came together to develop lifelong friendships and also helped me form connections with graduate schools and future employers. I couldn’t have been blessed with more at Alma than I have with being a member (and now Alumni) of the Alma College Softball Program.