Meet Caryne Hampton
Tarleton was not my first choice when I was looking at colleges during high school. My parents drove me to Stephenville for a tour. That’s all it took. I decided that this was the school for me.
My major is biology. There are a ton of subjects under biology, but I love anything to do with bacteria or viruses. I want to work with them when I graduate and start doing research. While working with these microscopic organisms, I want to study their DNA, learn which part makes us sick and possibly find a way to "turn off" those genes. I currently am doing research with a professor sequencing DNA and learning all the skills that will be useful in my future.
My Residential Leader really showed me all the amazing aspects of our school and helped me get involved on campus. I now serve as a Residential Leader and love it. This year I went through Greek Recruitment and found a place in the Phi Mu family. I love Katy Perry, and I went to her concert two summers ago. When I have the money to spare, I like to go to Golden China by the movie theatre. The quality of Chinese food is amazing for Stephenville.
Even though I am involved on campus, my grades are the number one priority. College is about attending classes and doing your best. My favorite professor so far is Dr. Peter Bell from the Chemistry department. He really interacts with the class and makes it very personal. He knows the people who were genuinely interested with the course by name and likes to make inside jokes with the class. He is always willing to go back through a concept and expand on it allowing students to understand it fully.
I am a very focused student at Tarleton. I am glad that I can show my resident students that there are many aspects to college life here. My parents were spot on, I have grown to love Tarleton and bleed purple.
Student: Caryne Hampton
Hometown: Leander, Texas