Jamé Adamson, class of 2018, graduated with a B.S. in psychology. Her passions lie in listening to and helping people through psychological and emotional trouble, which has given her hopes of securing a Ph.D. in Psychology. She served as the president of the Columbia College Student Government Association, as well as the Columbia College Hi-Cs, with whom she traveled to many of the Methodist churches throughout the state in order to fellowship with and encourage church members.
Helen Taylor, class of 2018, graduated Summa cum Laude cum Honore with a B.A. in communication studies. She ran for the Cross Country/Track and Field teams, and continues to run Ks and marathons. Through P.L.A.C.E., Helen served as the American Red Cross blood drive coordinator for Columbia College. She currently works at Run for Your Life, a small run-specialty store in Charlotte, as the assistant apparel buyer and merchandiser. She also serves as a Novant Health Charlotte Marathon ambassador, connecting with local organizations and promoting the marathon. Helen plans to attend graduate school for English.
Lauren Fleming, class of 2018, graduated Magna cum Laude cum Honore with a B.A. in public relations. She served as the honors program chair, ODK president, and Criterion editor. Through P.L.A.C.E., Lauren was able to work for the Rotary of North Columbia, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Flock and Rally, Palmetto Health, S.C. Arts Commission and The State newspaper. Lauren currently works for Columbia College as the Center for Leadership Program Manager. She starts the Columbia College Masters in Organizational Leadership in August.
MEET THE P.L.A.C.E. GRADUATES
Michelle Troup, class of 2018, graduated cum Laude cum Honore with a B.S. in biology. Through her studies in biology and leadership, Michelle developed a strong passion for the intersection of medicine, public health, and social justice. Studying fish markets in Loreto, Peru and working as a Food Access Intern in Boston, Massachusetts, are two experiences that refined that passion to areas of food access. Michelle is currently working with FoodShare, a Palmetto Health USC Medical Group Program.
Chelsea Vogleson, class of 2018, graduated with a B.A. in speech-language pathology. Chelsea was a member of the lacrosse team and a resident assistant. As a P.L.A.C.E. Fellow, she interned at The Therapy Place Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy services. Currently, Chelsea is working as a research assistant at the University of South Carolina for Dr. Kenn Apel on the Morphological Awareness Test for Reading and Spelling (MATRS) Project. Chelsea looks forward to continuing her education in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the graduate level. www.true2youspeech.weebly.com
Tay Mavins, class of 2018, graduated cum Honore with a B.S. in psychology. Throughout her undergraduate career, she served as a resident assistant, vice-president of the Columbia College Student Government Association and member of the Pre-Health Club, in addition to her P.L.A.C.E. Fellowship. Tay has been accepted to the Medical University of South Carolina to achieve her lifelong goal of becoming a physician and will join her class in August 2019 after a gap year. She looks forward to impacting the lives of others through medicine, volunteering and motivating women.