Monday, April 23, 2018
Student Spotlight: Amber Chavez (DVM Class of 2018)
For as long as she’s been in school, Amber Chavez’s April 29 birthday has fallen on final exam week.
But this year, her birthday falls on a day she’s been working toward her whole life—her last day of school as a veterinary student in Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine before graduation.
She is about to become the first person in her family not only to graduate from college, but to have earned an advanced degree.
“Big things are happening that week,” Chavez said. “I’m a little nervous but mostly excited.”
Born in Mobile, Alabama, to parents who both worked two jobs to support their family, Chavez knew the value of hard work from a young age.
“I wouldn’t have the work ethic I have if it wasn’t for them,” she said. “They wanted something better, for them and for me, and they did what had to be done.” Read More Here