Hey! My name is Anna Barthes and I’m from Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Since long before I could remember, I knew my calling in life was to help and serve others. Through numerous science classes, volunteer opportunities, and shadowing hours, I quickly realized the medical field was my calling. Ever since this realization, I have worked tirelessly to achieve this goal. In high school, I founded the South Walton chapter of HOSA, a health club centered around volunteering and enriching the community through service. Over my past three HOSA, we raised over $1,000 for the community, volunteered over 700 hours, held 9 blood drives, and hosted numerous events for disease awareness. Without a doubt, I consider my time in HOSA to be one of the main contributors to my amazing high school experience. When choosing a college, the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars impacted my decision greatly. I knew that if I chose The University of Alabama and joined such an incredible program, I would be maximizing my potential as a pre-med student and be able to explore my passions, all while being surrounded by students who shared my ambitions. Roll Tide!
Hello, my name is Logan Beck, and I am from Nicholasville, Kentucky. I graduated from Lexington Christian Academy where I attended from preschool through my senior year. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and hanging out with friends. I plan to major in chemistry and chemical engineering while following the pre-med track with the hopes of attending medical school afterwards. I’m incredibly excited to leave my hometown and experience a new area and a new chapter of my life at The University of Alabama. Roll Tide!
My name is Michael Brewer, and I graduated from Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, South Carolina in 2022. I graduated top 5% of my class with an Extended Studies Diploma, STEM Honors Diploma, and the AP Capstone Diploma. I am a recipient of the National Merit Finalist scholarship at The University of Alabama, where I will attend the Honors program as a McCollough Scholar. I did Mock Trial all four years in high school, although I plan to major in biology on a pre-med track for anesthesiology. I love volunteering for my community, and I thrive as a part of a team. I also love learning about cars and driving, as well as just hanging out with my friends. I’m a bit of a workaholic, and I currently work at Domino’s. Roll Tide!
Hey! My name is Brody Canning, and I graduated from Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. I was a member and graduate of the Science and Medicine Academy hosted by my school. There I was able to participate in a series of internships that solidified my love for medicine. Besides those obligations, I participated in track & field along with being elected to multiple student leadership programs such as GENYOUth, Fuel up to Play 60, and National Honors Society. I plan on majoring in Biology on the Pre-med track. I am very excited about my future at the University of Alabama!
My name is Ava Concannon and I am from Indianapolis, Indiana. I graduated from Highlands Latin School among a graduating class of nine students. As the name would imply, I studied lots of Latin, but my favorite classes have been Koine Greek, Physics, and Intertestamental Period of the Bible. I also enjoyed being involved in my church, competing in debate, and acting in several Shakespeare play productions. At UA I am majoring in biochemistry. I love people and hope to find an area of medicine where I can contribute. I am excited to be a part of the McCollough Scholars Program and can’t wait to see what is in store next!
Greetings y’all! My name is Ashton Daum, and I hail from Michigan, although I spent the first 16 years of my life in beautiful Boise, Idaho. On the academic side of things, I’ve been named an AP Scholar with Distinction, as well as a National Merit Finalist. Additionally, I will be graduating valedictorian with highest honors, and have been homeschooled my whole life, which has been the biggest blessing to my education. For many years, I participated on a homeschool Science Olympiad team that my family started, and earned the opportunity to travel all across the country and even medal nationally in forensics! Science has always been my favorite subject; anything from chemistry to biology to anatomy to marine biology piques my interest. While I know that I love science and the medical field, I’m still undecided on a career path after I obtain my minor from McCollough and STEM to MBA with a biology major. Tentatively, my hope is to attend medical school and study sports medicine! Athletics are a massive portion of my life; I was a competitive swimmer for many years (specializing in the mile), and now swim recreationally. Running is also a dear love of mine, and I’ve completed nearly 50 half-marathons! When I’m not mentoring, working as a lifeguard and swim instructor, or proctoring Science Olympiad, you can find me baking, journaling, and knitting. My family and relationship with the Lord are most important in my life, and I hope to be involved with a lot of Christian campus ministries. Roll Tide!!
My name is Julianna Delaune and I am from Madisonville, Louisiana which is an hour north of New Orleans! I’m an incoming freshman planning on majoring in microbiology with a Spanish minor while on the Pre-Med track. After medical school I plan on doing either Anesthesiology or Obstetrics/Gynecology. During high school I was involved in many honor societies and athletics such as captain of the tennis team. I enjoy playing sports, hanging with friends, going to the beach, working out, and watching movies. Outside of school I work in construction, lifeguard, teach swim and tennis, and referee soccer! I plan on joining the Alabama Club Tennis Team and many other organizations! Roll Tide!
My name is Mackenzie Dinel and I’m from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. I’m majoring in biology and minoring in French. I graduated from A N Myer Secondary School in 2021 as a College Board National Rural and Small Town Scholar. Throughout high school, I held the positions of captain of the Tap Team and co-captain of the Cheerleading Team, and was also involved in Robotics Team, Reach For The Top, Math Club, and Roots Multicultural Club. My favorite activity outside of school is aerial silks and hoops, which I do through Paradisaea Circus Arts. I’ve also been an assistant coach at Paradisaea as well as two other dance studios, as I love working with children! If I had to pick a medical specialty now, I’d choose pediatrics, but I’m keeping my mind open. I’m joining the McCollough Program as a sophomore, so I’m already involved in some organizations at UA. This coming fall, I will hold the positions of treasurer for Beta Beta Beta and executive board member for Discovery Buddies, and will continue participating in Alpha Omega Epsilon and Crimson Tide Ballroom Dancers. My goals for this year are to join a few more organizations as well as become involved in research or shadowing opportunities. I’m honored to be a member of the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars, and I can’t wait to see what the next few years bring!
Christopher “Chris” Efobi
Hello, my name is Christopher Efobi, and I am from Atlanta, Georgia. In high school, I was a part of the Varsity Soccer Team and Advanced Choir while also having the privilege of being the president of my school’s Black Student Union. At UA, I am currently a Chemistry Major and have been heavily involved in University Singers and the STEM Path to the MBA program. These programs have helped to create some fond memories, from performing at Carnegie Hall to presenting an idea to a NASA representative. I have already had a taste of what the McCollough Program has to offer through living with many of the scholars in Blount during my freshman year, and I can’t wait to fully engage with the faculty and the current/incoming scholars. My future endeavor is to go to medical school and be able to eventually give back to my community, both here in the States and in Nigeria, which has made me the person I am today. I am grateful that this program has provided me with an opportunity and community that will help me to reach that future goal.
Hi! My name is Kendyl Haddock and although I’m coming to Alabama from Boulder, Colorado, I’ve grown up all over! I will be pursuing a Chemistry major at UA and am hoping to become an OBGYN in the future! I like to cook, watch Netflix, and shop in my free time. I’m so excited to start my journey at Alabama next year and to be a part of the McCullough program!
Hi, my name is Nathan Haug, and I am from Chandler, Arizona. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tempe Preparatory Academy in Tempe, Arizona. During high school I was an avid member of the track team and loved to spend my weekends practicing freestyle ice skating. I love the outdoors, motorcycles and traveling. I will be in South Korea for the summer on a language scholarship, returning to the states just in time to start college. When I was younger, I would go to the hospital with my Dad and I would get to see all the amazing things he did as a doctor. After seeing firsthand what doctors do and how they operate, I knew that medicine was for me. While visiting The University of Alabama, I learned about the McCollough Scholars Program, and I instantly knew I wanted to be a part of it. My plan is to major in business with the goal of attending medical school to pursue a career in surgery. I am honored and extremely excited to see where this program takes me!
My name is Adam Hinson and I am from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I graduated near the top of my class and as an AP Scholar with Distinction. I will be doing a double major in chemical engineering and chemistry. I am planning to go on to medical school after graduation from UA and study to become a surgeon. I am very excited to be apart of the McCollough program and am looking forward to getting involved on campus and with my fellow McCollough scholars.
Hello! My name is Jacob Horner, and I am a biology major on the pre-med track from Thomasville, Alabama. I was the valedictorian of Thomasville High School and was involved in many activities like National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, FCA, and Scholars Bowl. I played football, soccer, and golf in high school, and I continue to enjoy being active and playing sports today. I plan on implementing this passion into my future career as a sports medicine physician. My dream is to return to a rural area to work with athletes in smaller towns and cities.
Hello everyone! My name is Myles Hudson, and I am from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. As of right now, I plan to major in Biology with an IDMD minor. After college, I plan to attend dental or medical school; however, I am uncertain which path I will follow at the moment! I’m looking forward to spending time at UA starting this fall. Roll Tide!!
Hi! I’m Chloe Kaplan, from just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. Along with McCollough, I plan to major in microbiology with minors in Spanish and Randall Research Scholars. I’m pursuing an MD/PhD in women’s health as an OB-GYN or endocrinologist. My Catholic faith is a large part of my identity, and I plan to be very involved in Bama Catholic on campus, as well as every pre-med and service organization I can find! I received my Spanish Seal of Biliteracy this past year and look forward to potentially conducting research in a Spanish-speaking country. I also love music and served as the clarinet section leader in my high school marching band. My other hobbies include roller skating and cross stitching, but I’d like to learn to crochet too (check back with me in a few years!!). I’m most excited for the research opportunities at Alabama, and I look forward to meeting others aiming to advance medicine in new ways!
Hello, my name is Jacob Kelley! I grew up in Gadsden, Alabama. I have always been an avid Atlanta sports fan. I played football and tennis in high school and I hope to continue to play tennis casually at the University of Alabama. I was the valedictorian of Westbrook Christian School’s class of 2022. I plan to pursue a career in Orthopedics. I am very excited to see what McCollough has in store!
Hi everyone! My name is Nolan McKibben and I am from Bucyrus, Ohio. I attended Colonel Crawford High School and received an associate’s degree from North Central State College. I was also recognized as a College Board Small Town/Rural Recognition Scholar and a National Merit Finalist. In high school, I loved playing sports and played football, basketball, and baseball. I like watching sports even more and can’t wait to attend all of Bama’s sporting events! In my free time, I enjoy volunteering in my community, playing piano, and helping my grandpa on the farm. I plan on majoring in microbiology and food and nutrition on a Pre-Med track with plans to do undergraduate research. After receiving my undergraduate degree, I plan to become either a cardiologist or an orthopedic surgeon. Roll Tide!
I am Raygan Mendoza. I grew up in Belfry, Kentucky, and I moved to Tuscaloosa my freshman year of high school. I plan to major in biology with a minor in interdisciplinary studies in medicine. I also currently plan on working in the dermatological or neurological field in the future. I have always been interested in the medical field, but I knew it was what I was meant to do when I realized perusing a career in healthcare could allow me to make a difference in the world around me. I am extremely passionate about learning more about how cultural diversities and disparities play a part in the medical field. I plan on devoting my life to the pursuit of putting an end to cultural disparities in healthcare, and knowledge.
Muntrinee “May” Mon
Hi y’all! My name is May Mon and I’m originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. I am beyond excited to be a part of the McCollough Scholars and further my interest in health and medicine! Throughout high school, I was heavily involved in mock trial (third in-state, marching band (state champions and BOA Grand National semifinalists!), Student Council, Youth Court as a community advocate, and the IB Program. My family has also been very involved in healthcare allowing me to take on shadowing position at local clinics. At Alabama, I’d love to meet people interested in STEM research as well as tailgating buddies! Roll tide, roll!
My name is Yianna Papadopoulos. I grew up in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and attended Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School. I was valedictorian of my class, participated in student council, and was a member of the National Honor Society. I danced ballet and traditional Greek folk dance for 14 years. I am also active in my church as well as community service around my town. I also love to watch movies, rock-climb, and do CrossFit. I have always wanted to be a doctor. I decided to attend The University of Alabama’s McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars because I know that what I learn here will greatly assist me in my goal of going to medical school and hopefully becoming a surgeon. I plan on majoring in Biophysics with a minor in Athletic Training. I am very excited to start the next journey in my life at UA! Roll Tide!
My name is Ethan Pearson, and I’m from The Woodlands Texas. At Tomball High School, I was Student Council President, Founder and Treasurer of the Special Needs Outdoors club, Senior Class Historian, National Honor Society Member, Texas Boys State Representative, City and County Chair, and Olympiad, and a part of the top 1% of a graduating class of around 600 students. I also serve in my church and love to get involved in my community. I plan on majoring in biology on a pre-med track. I’m also a part of the STEM to MBA program and hope after medical school I can open an Ophthalmic practice. I’m extremely excited to be a part of this amazing program. Roll Tide.
I, William Pimentel, hailing from Harlingen, Texas, graduated from the South Texas ISD Science Academy, a magnet high school in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, where I was a National Merit Commended Student and an AP Scholar. I am the second-oldest of five kids. Throughout my high school career, my primary interests were student government and leadership. I was elected multiple times to be a Student Council representative and was a three-year member of my school’s National Honor Society chapter. Otherwise, I have enjoyed acting in my school’s drama club, for which I was vice president, and in movie shorts with my brothers and our friends as part of an informal group dedicated to entertaining our schoolmates. Coincident with the pandemic, I began a volunteer dog-care service to assist elderly neighbors; and prior to the pandemic I was a Vacation Bible School leader at my home parish, St. Anthony Catholic Church. I am happy and humbled to be a McCollough Pre-Medical Scholar at The University of Alabama!
My name is Quinten Rostron, and I am from Indianapolis, Indiana. I graduated from Lawrence North High School, where I served as student body vice-president, National Technical Honor Society president, and varsity team captain for both the cross country and track teams while also being an avid member of my school’s National Honor Society, Key Club, Principal’s Advisory Council, and the Lawrence Township School Student Foundation. In addition, I have earned my Eagle Scout, Black Belt in Taekwondo, and was named a National Merit Scholar. At the University of Alabama, I have enjoyed continuing to be active and involved in AED, Spanish Club, and the Purpose of Life Foundation. I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology and minoring in Spanish, psychology, and interdisciplinary medical studies with plans to earn a master’s degree in biology and aspirations to attend medical school. At present, the culmination of previous shadowing experiences and internships through CTSI Project STEM have led me to seek an ultimate career in either oncology or ophthalmology.
My name is Alexis Strunz and I live on a tree nursery in Wisconsin. During my high school career, I was Student Council president, National Honors Society secretary, Class treasurer, in Forensics, and in Future Business Leaders of America where I competed nationally in Business Ethics. I was also on my school’s gymnastics team. Outside of school, I was involved in 4-H, serving as president of my club. I showed cows and pigs as well as exhibiting sewing, woodworking, child development projects and more. I served as the Jr. Fairest of the Fair for my county where I worked to promote the fair and educate my community about agriculture. I have had the incredible opportunity to be a delegate to HOBY leadership conference, Leadership Washington Focus in DC, Space Camp (my first trip to Alabama!), an American Spirit Trip (touring the East Coast and Canada), and Badger Girls State. I also represented Prairie du Sac as my town’s Distinguished Young Women and am an AP scholar with distinction. I volunteer weekly in the pharmacy at my local hospital, and also as a tutor in math and reading. During my free time, you can find me reading, volunteering, four- wheeling, taking care of piglets, researching, playing the ukulele, spending time on the water, crossing things off my bucket list (paddle boarding, parasailing, exploring a salt mine, taking a boat down to the base of Niagara Falls, etc.), getting coffee, or doing yoga. In college I plan to major in biology with minors in Spanish and interdisciplinary medical studies. I hope to travel abroad during my time at UA and would love to see Spain and Australia. After medical school I plan to become an oncologist. I can’t wait for the next four years! Roll Tide!
Hello, I’m Molly Sullivan! I am from Cypress, Texas, a suburb of Houston. I’ve been homeschooled since second grade, and I completed most of my high school classes as a dual credit student at Lone Star College. During high school, I played cello, sang in a choir, and swam competitively. I was also a National Merit Scholar and member of three honor societies: Phi Theta Kappa International College Honors Society, Mu Eta Sigma National Math Honor Society, and Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society. Additionally, I participated in the National Charity League where I served as President and Vice President of Philanthropy and completed over 250 hours of volunteer service. Two of my favorite volunteer roles in high school were assisting at a math camp for gifted middle schoolers and teaching English virtually to students in Honduras. I’m very passionate about volunteer work and look forward to volunteering in Tuscaloosa! I’ve also worked throughout high school as a babysitter, Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor (teaching lifeguard courses), tutor, swim instructor, and Student Election Clerk. For fun, I enjoy cooking, hanging out with friends and family, embroidery, painting, weightlifting, and reading. In addition to McCollough, I plan to major in microbiology with minors in Randall Research and anthropology and attend medical school after graduating. I’m super excited to attend Alabama and have a great four years! Roll Tide!
Hi! My name is Bradleigh Taylor, and I am from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I graduated from Tuscaloosa Christian School where I participated in theatre, art, yearbook, and choir. I was Secretary of the SGA and Vice President of the Sr. Class, as well as a member of both National Christian Honor Society and Beta Club. I am very active in volunteering, and I especially look forward to those opportunities to work with children. Outside of class, I enjoy reading, painting, drawing, rock climbing, hiking, and hanging with friends. At the University of Alabama, I plan to major in biology and ultimately become a pediatrician. During my senior year, I was given the opportunity to shadow a chiropractor with a specialty in pediatrics. This experience confirmed the calling I felt to work in medicine. I can’t wait to get started in McCollough! Roll Tide!
Edward “March” Tremayne
My name is March Tremayne and I am from Mobile, Alabama. I enjoy sailing, weightlifting, and making music. My grandfather is a doctor and studied at The University of Alabama and I have wanted to follow in his footsteps for as long as I can remember. I’m in the STEM to MBA program at UA, hoping that an MBA will help if I decide to start a private practice. In high school, I was a National Honors Society member and a National Merit Finalist as well as a recipient of the Krissanna Elizabeth Roberts Scholarship and the Alumni Spirit Award from UMS-Wright Preparatory School. I was a co-captain of the Disc Golf and Sailing clubs in high school, and I plan on continuing those hobbies in college. I am excited to see what the future has in store, Roll Tide!
My name is Caroline Vanderburgh, and I am from Merrimack, New Hampshire. I am an AP Scholar, as well as a National Merit Finalist. I also participate in numerous extracurricular activities at my school, such as student council, photography club, student government, and chorus. I am the President of the National Honor Society, and I serve as class Public Relations Officer. On the weekends, I work at my local Trader Joe’s where I have worked for almost the past three years. In my limited free time, I enjoy going out with friends, watching Netflix, and playing with my dogs. The main reason I was interested in the University of Alabama was the generous scholarship offer for National Merit Finalists. However, as an aspiring neurosurgeon, discovering the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars solidified my interest in UA, as I believe strongly in the benefits of surrounding myself with like-minded people with similar goals. I am incredibly excited to join this program in the Fall, and I cannot wait to begin my journey to get into medical school. Roll Tide!
Hi! My name is Tyler VanDeventer and I’m from Kansas City, Kansas. In high school, I participated in soccer, basketball, bowling, and tennis. I was also involved with NHS, Link Crew, played Bari Sax in Jazz Band, and STUCO to go along with all those sports. I graduated in the top 1% of my class and was also a National Merit Finalist. Being accepted into the McCollough Institute and the National Merit scholarship package were the main reasons I decided to go to The University of Alabama. At UA I plan on majoring in chemistry and my ultimate dream is to become an ER doctor. I love sports, being outside, dogs, and reading! Roll Tide!