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Katie HC Poindexter, Nursing Major

Katie HC PoindexterHometown
Trenton, MI

Favorite Food

Favorite Book
The A Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L’Engle

Favorite Movie
Fried Green Tomatoes

Activities and Organizations

  • Down Syndrome Family Alliance of Greenville
  • Family Connection of South Carolina
  • Student Nurses Association

Which professors made a difference in your life?
The professor that has made a difference in my life is Prof. Branan. She is very knowledgeable about nursing and is passionate about the field. She is someone I strive to emulate.

Favorite Class

Dream Career
I have several dream careers that I would be happy with. I would enjoy being a nurse practitioner working with children or doing lab research.

What does USC Upstate mean to you?
As an untraditional student, the USC Upstate’s satellite Greenville campus allows me to achieve a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. I would not have been able to pursue this degree if it wasn’t for the location of their Greenville campus since I am also a wife and mother to a 4-year old child.

This scholarship reminds me that hard work and good grades still mean something these days. I sometimes hear people say they are just going to do the minimum in order to get their degree. I want to go beyond that. I want to excel and get the most out of my education. Knowing that someone recognizes my desire gives me the incentive to do the best that I can.