Cameron Miller Aufforth ’10 decided to come to Shenandoah University because of it’s close knit campus community. Miller wanted an education where she could be around fellow classmates and professors whom she could share ideas and engage with. She also chose Shenandoah because that it would allow her to develop the skills she needed to be successful in the medical field.
While studying Biology at Shenandoah, Miller was a student ambassador and worked in both the Office of Admissions and Biology Department. She was involved in Colleges Against Cancer and was a co-chair of Shenandoah University’s Relay for Life event. All these experiences contributed to her professional and intellectual development. “My success would not have happened if it was not for the encouraging and supportive faculty at Shenandoah University,” said Miller. “The faculty saw my potential from the very beginning and inspired me to pursue my goals. They made me feel confident that there wasn’t anything I couldn’t do as long as I worked hard.”
After graduation, Miller accepted a position at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia, as a specimen processor. While working at Winchester Medical, she also taught microbiology and biology labs at the Shenandoah. Although Miller graduated, her professors still supported her by helping her achieving her goals. “The professional development opportunities I received from Shenandoah University gave me the experience needed to obtain my job,” said Miller. Miller is now a medical technologist at Winchester Medical.