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The Package Deal

Alum found more than just a degree at HU
Scott Cressman on advantages of pre-med program at Huntington University, a Christian college.

"Huntington offers that one-on-one professor access. It’s great to get that opportunity. It’s something that is too often missing at larger schools.”

Scott Cressman came to HU looking for a place where he would get a good education and a good financial aid package, but could also participate in music and sports. Finding his way into chemistry pre-med was just a bonus.

“Back then, I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life,” said the 2010 grad. “I felt Huntington offered that attractive ‘package deal’ where I could feel comfortable acquiring a solid education as I made early decisions regarding my future career.”

Early on, Cressman explored the idea of being a digital media arts major, but he was thankful that when he changed his mind, HU had the flexible options for him. Eventually, now-retired Professor Bill Bordeaux convinced him that the chemistry route was right for him.

“He basically just told me that he believed in my ability,” Cressman said. “I think he was one of the big reasons I went the chemistry route for pre-med.”
Today, Cressman is in his third year in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State.

“It’s been going well. … I’m just keeping my eyes and ears open and trying to absorb as much as I can,” he said.

Cressman is hoping to pursue a career in internal medicine, but is keeping his options open for the time being.

“I’m at the point in my career where I’m not sure what specific route I’ll take in medicine, but I have a number of options open to me,” he said. “Right now, my primary aim is to gain knowledge and experience in as many areas as I can.”

It was the welcomed pressure that he got from his professors at Huntington that made the transition to medical school that much easier. His professors gave him individual attention and ensured that he was meeting his full potential.

“They had high standards from the get-go,” he said. “They clearly cared about the students, but they wanted you to work hard. … Huntington offers that one-on-one professor access. It’s great to get that opportunity. It’s something that is too often missing at larger schools.”

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