Class of 2015
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Considering how long he plans to be working on his MD-Ph.D., Orlin Sergev can only hope he likes the University of Wisconsin anywhere near as much as he appreciated four years at Furman. "I've enjoyed my time thoroughly here, and I don't have enough good things to say about it," Sergev asserts. The opportunity to do research as a freshman pulled the Detroit-born Sergev to Greenville over bigger-named scientific institutions, and the freedom to pursue hobbies like creating his own political thought club prevented burnout that he hopes will help him get through the next 12 to 15 years. "The liberal arts education was always emphasized, and I think it really complemented what I found out was the advanced research that was being performed here," he says.