My name is Morgan McPherson. I graduated from Ferrum College in December 2017 as a Boone Honors Program member and a Health Sciences major. I am also a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. Since my junior year of high school I knew I wanted to be a physical therapist. I spent my time at Ferrum working towards that goal. I am so thankful that I chose Health Sciences as my major. The seminar course series more than prepared me for the level of research I can expect in graduate school. However, the internship, required and provided through the Health Sciences major, is where I benefited the most. My internship gave me the opportunity to fall even more in love with my career path. I was able to split my 400 hours between two different settings. In both settings I realized how amazing and fulfilling the career could be. It made me even more sure of the path I had been taking for the past 4-5 years.
While attending Ferrum, I spent a significant amount of my time at my job. This in turn did not leave much time for me to be involved at Ferrum, and that I regret. However, this job has allowed me to be self sufficient since the age of 18. That is something I do not regret. I have been able to save money to begin paying off my student loans and I just bought my first home in October 2017. I am proud to say that I have been able to put myself through school while also working towards my career and life goals.
Recently, all my hard work paid off! I was accepted to my top pick of physical therapy programs. I will begin my program at Radford University Department of Physical Therapy in May 2018. I am so excited to start school and conquer this last step in making my dreams come true. I cannot wait to see where this last step will take me!