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Rebekah Webster

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Senior, Fairlawn, Virginia
Major: Chemistry in the College of Science and Technology
Campus Involvement: Honors Academy; Neurophysiology and Behavior Laboratory with Dr. Mark Cline; tutoring Radford High School students

Growing up right outside of Radford University, Rebekah Webster was very familiar with the campus. She loved the close-knit campus community and knew the chemistry program was solid, so attending Radford was an easy choice.

“The community always seemed friendly and warm,” Webster said. “It really is a thriving, happy community.”

Webster has always been interested in science, the human body and living organisms. Her classes are giving her a better understanding of the molecular processes that make up everyday life. She benefits from Radford University’s size, which allows her to have one-on-one interaction with her professors. She advises prospective students to “take advantage of the opportunity to work with faculty.”

Webster spent the past summer as a research fellow working with Dr. Mark Cline examining the effects of neuropeptides on appetite. She was one of just 24 undergraduates in the nation to receive the fellowship.

Although she’s only a sophomore, Webster is already thinking about her future and has dreams of going to veterinary school.

“I definitely want to continue my education,” she said. “Radford is definitely preparing me for graduate school!”