This Biology major chose LCU because the fit – both academically and spiritually – was the best Markese Bohanon found when searching for Christian colleges in Texas. Although he was born in San Antonio, Bohanon grew up in Okinawa, Japan. Although it is very different from Okinawa, Bohanon is still very happy with the choice he made to attend college in west Texas.
When asked what his favorite class so far has been, he mentioned Reproductive Physiology with Dr. Laughlin. “It is my favorite class because he is a great teacher, and the things that I have learned thus far have been quite amazing. Many times I leave the class wondering, ‘How am I here?’” His question, however, is not shared by those he learns from. Mrs. Lalani Carter, a professor in the Behavioral Sciences department, says the following about Bohanon:
“Markese is not only an exceptional student in the classroom, he is very involved in student organizations (Minority Student Association and Behavioral Sciences Society). Markese has also given considerable time to working/volunteering with Tent City - a homeless ministry in Lubbock.”
Heavily involved on campus as a Resident Assistant at the Living Center, Bohanon also works for the University Writing Center, and is President of the Minority Students Association. If that were not enough for one student, Bohanon is also involved in Undergraduate Research, Paisanos, and Flight Plan!
His favorite part of the Honors program is that students are encouraged to attend speaking and cultural events in order to develop a deeper and more profound “perspective of life.”
After graduation Bohanon plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. His goal is to become a top-flight neuroscientist. Driven by his deep love for God, Bohanon believes that God has blessed him with many gifts and wants to use them to glorify Him.