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Richard McClendon

Richard McLendon Jr. '15, B.S. Biology, A.S. Chemistry

“The recognition I’ve received this year has been amazing. If you put in the effort, if you work hard, you get noticed.”

Middle Georgia State noticed Richard McLendon Jr. right away. As a freshman he received the prestigious Presidential Scholarship (full tuition), and as a senior he’s been nominated for Academic Recognition Day Scholar and President’s Scholar awards.

“Developing actual relationships with professors is important to me,” says Richard. “I’ve loved the small classes here, the fact that people know you by your name.”

Connecting with faculty (and making the most of every minute at MGA) has paid off: Richard is on track to go to medical school.

And after med school? Possibly a career in pediatrics.

“It’s kind of a natural interest for me, one that grew out of having a lot of medical issues as a kid,” says Richard.

“For me, greatness means maximizing my strengths. And taking advantage of the opportunities Middle Georgia provides me while I can.”

Find your greatness.

  LAST MODIFIED: 5/12/2016