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Alumni Mentor

Samantha Henry

Physics w/ minor in Chem
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My name is Samantha Henry and I am a 2010 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.  I have a bachelor’s degree in physics with a minor in chemistry.  After graduating in the spring of 2010, I returned the following fall to complete a three semester program that led to a second bachelor’s degree in science education.  During my time at ISU I spent a lot of time in the Physics Help Center and as a teaching assistant for many physics and chemistry labs.  Those experiences had a huge impact on my decision to become a science teacher.

I have now been teaching chemistry and physics for six years at Terre Haute South Vigo High School.  I have taught regular chemistry and physics, and I am now the honors and Advanced Placement (AP) chemistry teacher.  In addition to teaching at South, I am also involved in coaching several science academic teams and sponsoring the current junior class.  Through ISU, I was offered the opportunity to complete my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and I graduated May of 2017.

I can definitely attest to the fact that being a major in the College of Arts and Sciences afforded me a lot of opportunities that led me to my current career.  The support from the professors and staff in the college, and all of the extra experiences I got in my time as a student were so valuable to me.