Clare Shannon '11
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
After HC: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program, Auburn University
"Some of my favorite memories are: winning the Flag Football cup four years in a row with my sorority sisters; staying up ALL night long in Wilson with my Organic Chemistry classmates but really only studying for about three hours; beating Maryville and getting my 1,000th career kill my senior year of volleyball; hanging at the Pool House; traveling to Italy with my fellow graduates this past May; and going to traditional Thursday Mexican with my teammates and best friends.
"One of my all-time favorite memories is when I found out I got into Auburn Vet School. I was at the beach with several of my sorority sisters and one of my closest friends and volleyball teammates. I checked my email on my phone and had a new message saying, 'Congratulations! You have been selected to join the class of 2015 at Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine!'" We all bawled out eyes out with tears of joy ('cause that's just what girls do!) and they took me out to dinner to celebrate! When we got home I ran straight to Bellingrath Hall to tell the good news to the professors and they all couldn't have been happier for me. It was the best feeling in the world to know that all these people were wanting me to succeed, and these are the kind of people you will meet at Huntingdon."