Kevin Cook chose Hamline University because of its smaller class sizes. “I get to know my professors and they get to know me,” he said. “I was not cut out for a big school.” Now, he appreciates everything the liberal arts university has to offer including the chance to take classes outside of his major. Cook is a recipient of the Tennant Company Diversity Scholarship that is given to students of color who demonstrate financial need.
Cook works as a lab assistant in the Exercise Science department and a teaching assistant in the Biology department doing set-up, gathering equipment for various classes, and assisting younger students with coursework. He is also involved with the martial arts club on campus where they study all types of martial arts and mixed marital arts. “The Tennant Company Diversity Scholarship really made things easier for me and I really appreciate that,” he said.
Cook plans to pursue naturopathic medicine after he graduates. “I really like looking at both the mental and physical symptoms and take a more holistic approach to a problem,” he said. “It is a broader look that treats the whole problem, not just the symptoms. I hope to have my own practice someday.”