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HometownMorristown, Tennessee Degree Class of 2016
Respiratory Therapy

Jerris Sensabaugh

Jerris Sensabaugh describes enrolling in Armstrong’s accredited Respiratory Therapy program as one of the easiest decisions he’s ever made.

“I heard very good things about Armstrong, especially in terms of their health professions’ programs,” he says.

Jerris, the president of Armstrong’s Class of 2016, plans to use his Respiratory Therapy degree to get into medical school at Emory University in Atlanta. He recently visited Atlanta with a group Health Professions’ students and faculty to participate in the second annual Armstrong Day at the Capitol, an event in which university students, faculty and staff engage with state legislators to showcase academic and professional excellence.

“It’s cool to transition from the knowledge you learn in class and apply that in the real world,” he says. “It’s surreal almost, and it’s so rewarding at the same time.”  

He’s currently completing pediatric rotations at Memorial University Medical Center and is a member of the university’s Biology and Psychology Clubs. He’s also an avid intermural soccer and volleyball player.

With hands-on experience in the classroom and at the hospital, Jerris is confident Armstrong has prepared him for a promising future in the medical field.

“I love how diverse my education has been at Armstrong,” he raves. “And I love being able to take all of that knowledge and combine it and apply it towards my goal of becoming a doctor one day.”