Meet a New Patriot: Megan Driscoll, Biology Major

Posted: August 27, 2013 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: August 28, 2013 at 7:09 am

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By Frances Womble

Megan Driscoll. Photo courtesy of Megan Driscoll

Megan Driscoll. Photo courtesy of Megan Driscoll

Last February, incoming freshman Megan Driscoll of Brookfield, Conn., received a three-year Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to George Mason University, cementing her decision to become a Patriot.

“I chose Mason because of its proximity to Washington, D.C., and because of the school’s size,” she says.

Just weeks after learning of her scholarship, Driscoll was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, making her ineligible for the scholarship. Despite this, Driscoll knew that she wanted to spend her college years at George Mason.

“George Mason offers exactly what I want from my undergraduate degree, and I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else,” she says. “The Mason pride is awesome, and I love that everyone loves wearing logo shirts and hats because it shows great school spirit.”

Driscoll, a student-athlete and former captain of her high school track team, also looked for a school with a strong athletic culture.

“I wanted to go to a Division I sports school, whether it be for a football team, or in Mason’s case, a huge basketball team,” she says. “I want to go to games and cheer on my school because I am all about school spirit.”

At Mason, Driscoll is looking forward to participating in intramural running or the women’s crew team.

Over the next four years, Driscoll plans to major in biology and minor in global affairs. After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon.

Write to Robin Herron at rherron@gmu.edu

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