Student of the Week: Kaitlyn Schumacher

Annabelle Uwaemenyi

Kaitlyn Schumacher
Kaitlyn Schumacher

Winner of the Panhellenic Scholar of the Month Award

In October, sophmore Kaitlyn Schumacher was nominated for the Panhellenic Scholar of the Month Award by academic chair members of her sorority, Delta Zeta- Xi Phi Chapter.

Accumulating a total of 79 study hours in six weeks, Schumacher earned more study hours than any other active member in her sorority.

Grades are also an important nomination criterion. Schumacher’s cumulative G.P.A. is more than 3.5, making her more than qualified to receive the award.

Schumacher is involved with various positions in her sorority.

She is vice president of membership and a member of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) Relations Chair.

Majoring in Pharmacy, Schumacher’s favorite class is organic chemistry.

“It’s a challenge,” she said. “But I enjoy the reward of working through the tough parts.”

Schumacher chose to attend UMKC because it’s close to home and because she was accepted into the pharmacy program.

Schumacher has many career goals upon her 2015 graduation.

Although her current goal is to be part of a medical team doing clinical work, she’s interested in homeopathic pharmaceutics.

One of Schumacher’s long-term goals is to become a member of Doctors Without Boarders, a global volunteer medical organization. Schumacher would like to practice medicine in South America.

Schumacher feels joining Delta Zeta has given her the chance to meet new people and improve her college experience.

Schumacher has advice for students wanting to apply to pharmacy school at UMKC,

“They really like you to come into the school with pharmacy schooling right under your belt,” she said. “So the more volunteering, shadowing or working one can do in a pharmacy before applying, the better. Also, they really like it if one is involved on campus or other organizations. Grades are great, but they are not everything. They are really looking for well-rounded individuals.”

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