senior biology major with a minor in biochemistry
Aspiring physician’s assistant
Home: Victorville, California
Cheyenne has an infectious laugh and her smile is contagious. She credits her experience at Bellarmine for developing her as a leader and bringing out the positivity and enthusiasm she shares with future Bellarmine students as a tour guide and ambassador.
When you hear her talk about being a Knight, you can’t help but want to join her on campus.
I probably went on 12 different campus tours. I knew what I wanted out of my college career, and most schools did not offer that for me. I just kind of felt like a number. When I came to Bellarmine, it was personalized. I had a full on conversation with my tour guide about Lord of the Rings. It just made me feel at home...
What’s it like being the first in her family to go to college?
Coming from a single parent home it meant a lot to me to have individuals in our financial aid office and bursar’s office help me find loans, scholarships, and grants. Especially freshman year, being stressed out about filing FAFSA. They really made it easy for me. And it was actually the cheapest option, even compared to bigger schools.
Were you nervous at all?
When I was getting ready to come here, I was nervous about the way I test and the way I study. The disability and student success centers helped me develop study habits and just brought me up academically. They really do care, even beyond academics. They care about you as a person, socially, helping you grow, and even beyond graduation.
"It’s kind of hard to put into words. It’s just the way it transforms you into who you are in the end. You know what you want, and you’re not afraid anymore, which makes all the difference in the world. You have just a tremendous amount of people that are behind you, ready to support you and cheer you on every step of the way."—CHEYENNE