Class of 2017 Top Ten - Week 4
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Top Ten!
For the next five weeks, we will showcase the students who, through their hard work and dedication, are graduating at the top of their class.
4. Emily Engel
Acceptances: Bellarmine University, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, University of Dayton
College and Major: Bellarmine University, Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences – Exercise Science
Total Scholarships Offered: $308,000
Emily is an extremely focused student. It is no surprise that she chose Bellarmine University when she was accepted into their Early Assurance Program. As a member of the program she will receive her Bachelor’s Degree in three years and is guaranteed admission to their graduate school. With that, Emily is slated to have her PhD in Physical Therapy in six years.
“I never planned to go away for school.I am nervous, but also very excited.” According to Emily, the Assisi Scholars Program helped her feel confident in leaving home and prepared her for the workload ahead.
3. Tony Luken
Acceptances: University of Cincinnati, Xavier University
College and Major: University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences – Biomedical Engineering
Total Scholarships Offered: $106,000
Tony always knew he was going to college in Cincinnati. “I only applied to local schools, because I wanted to stay home – I have a big family and we are all very close.”
He chose the University of Cincinnati because it has a great engineering program. “I have had a lot of success in my math and science classes, which is the foundation of engineering.” Tony’s second choice was to study pre-med at Xavier University.
Two really big perks for Tony going to UC are his siblings, Dan ’13 and Sally ’14. “I am excited to go to school with my brother and sister again.”