Hunter Puckett is a health science major, pre-professional emphasis, from Springfield, Missouri. He also is an Honors College student and plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Hunter’s advice for new students is to get involved at Mizzou. 

“Don’t be afraid to get involved,” he says. “You can get involved in anything that interests you, and it is a great way to meet other people who share similar interests and passions. Beyond that, study hard and do the best you can do. Do not be afraid to ask for help!”

In addition to serving on the School of Health Professions Student Ambassador Leadership Team, Hunter is a member of Sigma Eta Rho, the SHP professional fraternity. He works as an undergraduate research assistant at the Harry S. Truman Memorial VA, and participates in Mizzou Alternative Breaks.

What made you apply to be an SHP Student Ambassador?

I remember when I was in high school and going through the process of selecting a college that was the right fit for me, and how helpful our student ambassadors were in that process. Therefore, I applied to be an SHP ambassador to also have the opportunity to help high school students find their way on the path to college. Choosing where you go to college is a huge life-changing decision, and I want to do whatever I can to help throughout that process.

What’s your favorite Mizzou club/organization?

Mizzou Alternative Breaks!

If you could give one piece of advice to incoming freshmen, what would it be?

Study hard — by doing so, it will make it easier to achieve your goals!

What is your favorite CoMo restaurant?

Shakespeare’s — you can’t beat their pizza and the atmosphere of the restaurant!

What is your favorite ice cream shop in CoMo?

Sparky’s — they always have a variety of different flavors to choose from, with many of them being seasonal!