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  • Alumni Spotlight - Maggie Melton Elder '18

October 06, 2022

This month we’re checking in with Maggie Melton Elder ’18, who recently joined the staff of Pulaski Veterinary Clinic in Tennessee.

Originally from Henderson, KY, Maggie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Equine Science with a Chemistry Minor. From here, she was accepted into the Veterinary program at Auburn University from where she graduated this past May.

WHY I CHOSE MIDWAYU: I came to Midway on an Archery scholarship, not to mention my love for horses. As soon as I visited campus, I fell in love.

FAVORITE MIDWAYU EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY: My favorite memories are Last Supper, with breakfast being served by faculty and staff the night before finals started. I also loved living on campus and being able to go to the dining hall and play sports in the yard.

WHAT MIDWAYU MEANS TO ME: Midway prepared me very well for the curriculum at Auburn CVM. I could not have chosen a better college to attend.

SKILLS LEARNED AT MIDWAYU: Dr. Ryder and Dr. Delfino in the Biology department were the best mentors I have had and helped me with anything I needed. They pushed me to be better each class I took with them.

ADVICE FOR FUTURE EAGLES: Do not give up on your dreams. If you have a setback, keep pushing forward and rely on your loved ones. You can get through anything if you really want it and have the support to do it.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Archery, fishing, boating, hunting, or anything outdoors.

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOU: I was on the USA All Star Archery Team that went to South Africa in 2013 with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Aim small, miss small.”