STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Mary Lewis

Mary Lewis

February 2019


Mary Lewis was born and raised in East Hampstead, New Hampshire. She has two older sisters and one younger sister. She knew in high school that she would like to major in Forensic Science and when searching for Forensics programs, EKU came up as an accredited program. She came to Richmond to do a campus visit as a senior in high school and was impressed with the library, the biology and chemistry tutoring centers, and NOEL Studio for Academic Creativity.  She noticed that there were a lot options to get help on campus and chose EKU.

Mary is a student worker in the College of Science dean’s office and is a note taker for the Center for Student Accessibility.  She was a Resident Assistant for the housing office for two years during her sophomore and junior years. While at EKU she has been a dean’s list recipient, a president’s award recipient, and a merit scholarship recipient.  In the summer she interned in an analytical lab and a quality control lab in New Hampshire.

When asked what she has learned most while attending EKU, Mary spoke highly of the general education requirements. “I’ve learned a lot, not just from classes in my major but also through courses in the general education program.  For example, I was able to take Introduction to Appalachia and Anthropology of Human Society.”

Mary will earn her Forensic Chemistry degree in May 2019. She is currently looking for a position as an analytical chemist or forensic chemist in the northeast so she can be closer to home.

Published on February 01, 2019