With the end of her time at Hanover in sight, Mikali Marks ’21 is excited about getting out into the real world and gaining experience.
A psychology major with a pre-health concentration, Marks is currently in the process of applying to physician assistant school. She hopes to attend a school in Nashville, Tenn. She is a temporary nursing assistant at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison, Ind., and previously interned at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Indianapolis, Ind.
From Fishers, Ind., Marks came to Hanover because “I felt I could learn my best in small classrooms and I wanted the ability to form relationships with the faculty, which I have!," she stated. "All of the psychology faculty truly motivate me. They are all so brilliant in their fields and I have learned so much from each of them.”
During her time at Hanover, Marks was selected to be an advisory board member of the Health Sciences Program (HSP). She said about the experience, “I think it was a great opportunity to carve the path for future pre-health students at Hanover. I also started a mental health awareness organization, Clarity, my freshman year, which thrived. We received the Wellness Program of the Year in 2019.” She has also been active with Mortar Board, the national senior honor society, and named to the Dean’s List four times.
“I stayed at Hanover not only because of the rigorous academics that are preparing me for graduate school, but because I have met so many amazing friends here,” she remarked.
On her days off, you can find Marks studying at a coffee shop around Madison or hiking on the campus trails. Marks also stays busy with her sisters in Kappa Alpha Theta and her three dogs: a black lab named Bentley, a golden retriever named Ross, and a shepherd/husky mix puppy named Zeke. She said: “I just want to say that coming to Hanover has definitely been the best thing to happen to me. There were ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade my experience here for anything else.”
Before graduating from Hanover, Marks would love to play wiffleball one more time at the Lambda Chi Alpha Wiffleball Tournament. “I hope it gets to happen this year!”