Finding Greatness: Theresa Lasal

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 12:00 AM
Categories: Finding Greatness | Students | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Business | Pressroom

Macon, GA


Biology major Theresa Lasal, a member of MGA's new women's cross-country team, is pursuing a military medical career focused on helping amputee soldiers and vets.

Full Name: Theresa Lasal.

Age: 22.

Hometown: Fayetteville.

Residence: Macon.

High School: Whitewater High School, where she was captain of the varsity lacrosse team, a member of the executive board of Ambassadors, secretary of the Beta Club, and National Honors Society member.

Employment: Part-time at Target (holidays) and the MGA Recreation and Wellness Center.

Degree Objective: Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Class Rank: Senior.

Primary Campus: Macon.

Activities: Women's cross-country team.

Career Goals: "I want to become an Army physical therapist, specializing in amputee rehabilitation and assisting soldiers and veterans with the use and adaption to prosthetic limbs."

She chose Middle Georgia State University because … "It's a good choice for me because it's an affordable University that offers all of the appropriate science classes needed to exceed standardized testing for graduate schools. Additionally, the science/nursing program is well known and is looked upon greatly by other schools, increasing my chances of acceptance post-graduation."

The greatest thing she discovered about Middle Georgia State was … "After attending this school for a couple years, I have found that because the class sizes are so small, the people you meet in your upper-level courses travel with you though the remainder of your degree, creating a strong network of support and encouragement among peers. This also gives professors the ability to know their students and share their own stories in order to assist with career planning."

Her greatest academic experience so far as a Middle Georgia State student has been … "My greatest experiences are those in which I can relate what I learned in the classroom to the world around me. With every science class I take, a little bit of the world's mystery is discovered, in which opens a door for greater questions and understanding."

To her, “greatness” means … "Greatness to me is the ability to exceed not only in the classroom, but also socially and mentally. All three aspects create a well-rounded individual in which can master the challenges of life post-graduation."

In five years ... "For the first couple years after graduation, I hope to commission into the Army and attend graduate school to receive my doctorate in physical therapy. Within the military, I want to assist in the rehabilitation process of amputee soldiers and help veterans learn how to readjust their lives and excel with their new limbs."