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Strong Stories: Michael Kelly

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HometownRichmond Hill, Georgia Degree Class of 2018
Chemistry

Michael Kelly

When Michael Kelly began college three years ago, he thought a larger university would reap bigger rewards. But when he felt lost among the crowds in his oversized chemistry courses, he knew it was time to make a change.

"I chose to apply to Armstrong because I knew the school had a great reputation for its smaller class sizes," he says. "I also really loved the campus and the Savannah area."

After transferring to Armstrong, he wasted no time enjoying the diverse programs Armstrong has to offer, from the Savannah Asian Cultural Festival to TechFest, Treasure Savannah and the American Chemical Society.

With the support of Armstrong's chemistry professors, he secured a summer internship with
Arizona Chemical, the nation’s leading producer and refiner of pine products.

"The outstanding faculty and staff at Armstrong have had a very positive impact on me," he raves. "My professors are invaluable resources. They are great instructors and encourage me to pursue research and internship opportunities."

Future plans include undergraduate research focusing on synthesizing natural compounds for medicinal purposes.

"There are a lot of things to love about Armstrong,” he says. “Armstrong has provided me with
everything I need to be successful during my undergraduate degree and beyond."