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Samuel Wallace Shumway

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology


Briefly tell us about yourself (e.g. hometown, family, hobbies, favorite BYU courses, intended profession)

I’m from Rexburg; I’m headed to medical school to become a pediatrician; I loved my course on Microbiology history and philosophy as well as my research in the PDBIO department.

Who were your greatest supporters while earning this degree?

My wife, my mom, and the Holy Ghost

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen at BYU?

Go meet your professors in person and make sure they know who you are!!

How has your experience at BYU prepared you for the rest of your life?

I’ve been stretched academically and spiritually. I’ve learned that I have a lot of potential.