Student Spotlight: Noah Highfield ’22, (Chemistry)

Posted Apr 02, 2021

Noah Highfield, ’22, B.A. in Chemistry, Pre-Professional Health Studies​

Noah Highfield
Noah Highfield, ’22, B.A. in Chemistry, Pre-Professional Health Studies​​

“Otterbein does a great job with incorporating classes that don’t pertain to your major. There are times I feel these classes are useless, but as I am now in my third year at Otterbein these classes have made me a well-rounded student. Not only do I have a better understanding of chemistry, but I have experience with history and philosophy by taking these extra courses. At Otterbein, you will become a well-rounded student, be able to critically think, and apply what you have learned in the classroom to the real world.”

“Being a pre-dental student, the rigorous course work at Otterbein has prepared me for my future in dental school. I have formed habits through the rigorous coursework that will allow me to succeed at the next level. The state-of-the-art lab facilities have helped develop my hand skills which will be very useful for dental school.”

“I can’t pick out a single professor who has shaped my Otterbein experience and my growth as a student throughout. Every professor I have had either in the chemistry department or not has influenced me in one way or another. The professors are there to help you succeed inside and outside the classroom. They want a deeper relationship with you than just knowing you academically. For me, Dr. Robin Grote was there for me at some of my lowest points. I took organic chemistry and I really struggled at the beginning, she helped me find what worked for me when it came to studying. She not only wanted me to succeed in the classroom, but she made sure my family life was going well as with my mental and emotional states. I can say this about the other chemistry professors as well. The relationships I have with my professors are ones that I won’t forget, and I hope to continue them as I move on from Otterbein.”

“I highly recommend Otterbein, it’s a close-knit community with loving and kind students and professors.”