Alexis Rogers '14

January 9, 2014

Alexis Rogers '14 Homecoming

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Double Major: Biology (Pre-Medical) and Chemistry

High School: Plymouth High School

Activities and Clubs: Cheerleading, Science Club, Sustainability Club, Columbian Players

Alexis Rogers '14 with Puma

How did you hear about SJC?

A family friend of mine graduated from SJC with the intention to become a doctor. We shared the same intention. She informed me of how wonderful the pre-medical program was at SJC. From the first day I stepped foot on this campus, I knew I was going to get my undergraduate degree from SJC. Now that I am here, I couldn't imagine attending another college/university.

Alexis Rogers '14 in Class

Why did you choose SJC?

I came from a large high school of 7,000 students. I didn't want to be a number anymore, and I knew SJC would know ME. The relationship I have with my professors and peers is something I wouldn't have gained at a larger school.

Alexis Rogers '14 Cheering

What career plans do you have?

I plan to attend The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. They have specialized in training fellows in neonatology for more than 25 years. The majority of my clinical experiences will be gained at the National Naval Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit. The diversity I will gain from clinical and scholarly experiences will make me an all-around exceptional neonatologist.

How do you feel about the Core Program?

Alexis Rogers '14 Cheering

The Core Program has made me think outside the box and get out of my comfort zone. I enjoy Core. It is challenging because you are forced to think in a way you're not used to, but it makes you able to attack questions and scenarios better. My favorite thing about SJC, other than the small class sizes, is the Core Program. Being able to start my major without the general prerequisite classes gives me a head start.

Do you feel that the Core Program has helped you in your other classes?

Absolutely, Core has helped me not only in my writing but has made me think about concepts differently. I start to analyze things that I wouldn't have before the Core Program.

Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Hoop House student workers

    Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Images of Students


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Images of Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.