Clare Morrison is a senior from Downers Grove, Illinois. She is a health science major with minors in human development and family studies and psychology. She will begin PT school at Mizzou this summer and someday plans to work in a skilled nursing or similar with geriatric patients.
“There are so many opportunities on campus and within the School of Health Professions to meet people who have similar personalities and goals as you,” Clare says. “I found that the more I got involved, the more I grew in love with my intended career path, my fellow future health professionals, and with Mizzou.”
In addition to serving as a School of Health Professions student ambassador, Clare is a community educator and representative for the American Alzheimer’s Association, a volunteer in the surgical intensive care unit at University Hospital, serves on the executive board of the Pre-Physical Therapy Organization, is a member of Sigma Eta Rho, the health professions fraternity at Mizzou, and works as a rehabilitation technician at ATI Physical Therapy when home in Chicago.
What has been your favorite Mizzou moment?
MizzouThon! It’s an event that really shows the unity of the school and how we can all come together for an amazing cause. Children’s Miracle Network and Women and Children’s Hospital holds a special place in my heart and I love dancing with my friends to make a difference!
What’s your favorite free-time activity?
In my free time I love to work out at the Rec or play pick-up soccer at Stankowski Field- or binge watch “Parks and Rec” and “The Office.”
Why should students choose Mizzou?
I went to small school my whole life and was so scared about being lost at a big university. That was never the case. My professors are always willing to help and it was very easy to find a niche here. That is something I don’t think happens at every school.