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Sarah Sykes

Class of 2013
Major/Minor: Biology

The well-rounded candidate is someone who took the time to explore other educational programs and became involved in extracurricular activities both on and off campus so as to better themselves and their community.

How has your liberal arts education influenced you? How do you apply your LAE in your current career?

I believe that it is important for graduates entering the professional work place to be well-rounded, and I have found that my liberal arts education from Washington College has helped me become just that. It has been my experience, through working at different veterinary hospitals and then applying and now starting at veterinary school, that employers and graduate admissions show more interest in a well-rounded candidate over one with only a single interest. The well-rounded candidate is someone who took the time to explore other educational programs and became involved in extracurricular activities both on and off campus so as to better themselves and their community.

Who was your favorite faculty member? Story?

I had the pleasure of having Dr. Krochmal as my Biology advisor, anatomy professor, and thesis advisor. Through the stress of being a four year student athlete with the end goal of going to veterinary school, Dr. Krochmal always encouraged me to take time every day to just smile. He also knew when it was important to hand me a tissue box during our advising meetings, and never let me leave his office without at least attempting a smile first. 


His endless encouragement and guidance did not end when I graduated, as he continued to receive my pestering emails about letters of recommendations for my veterinary school applications and updates as I heard back from each university and again when I chose Midwestern University of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, AZ.

Some of my best memories of Washington College include Dr. Krochmal and I thank him for not blocking my emails from his server, having a never ending supply of stress relieving tissues, always providing a laugh in each anatomy class and advising appointment, and most importantly for never giving up on me.

Campus Involvement

*Women’s Varsity Swimming, Captain 2011-2012 & 2012-2013 seasons
*Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honors Society)
*HOSA
*Zeta Tau Alpha
*American Chemistry Society
*Relay for Life, team captain and founding committee member
*Humane Society of Kent County volunteer

Graduate School:

Midwestern University of Veterinary Medicine, DVM