OCTOBER 8, 2019
I’m originally from Texas, but graduated high school as the valedictorian in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. I worked as a tour guide for Ruby Falls, an underground waterfall in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and as a waitress during my time in high school. I have four younger siblings, ages 16, 13, 13, and 3, and we have five dogs and one cat.
I first toured Ole Miss my sophomore year of high school, fell in love, and now I’m an Ole Miss student majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry and psychology. I’m a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, and I work as an intramural official for Campus Recreation. I hope to join yearbook staff, and become an ambassador for the university.
“Thanks to the Dr. and Mrs. Charles Walker Scholarship, I’m one step closer to achieving my dreams of becoming a physician”
—Alex Mabry, a biology major minoring in chemistry and psychology
I’m helping start a volunteer program that works with Oxford’s Bramlett Elementary School to teach first graders about the STEM field with fun scientific experiments.
I plan to pursue a career in medicine, with dreams of becoming either a trauma surgeon or obstetric gynecologist. Thanks to the Dr. and Mrs. Charles Walker Scholarship, I’m one step closer to achieving my dreams of becoming a physician.
My scholarship helps me concentrate on my studies and alleviates much of my financial stress. I cannot express my gratitude for the support. Because of my scholarship, I have time to study, to have an active social life, and to contribute back to the university.
I hope to one day be able to help other students achieve their goals, just as my scholarship is helping me achieve mine. I will uphold the standards of my scholarship and pledge to continue to dedicate myself to my studies while giving back to my community.