Christopher Chapman is from Fayetteville, North Carolina, and graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in athletic training. He is proud of graduating with honors as an athletic training major, serving on the student honors council and traveling to Southern Regional Honors Council Conference in the spring of 2017. Christopher was also president of the Athletic Training Student Association and a youth coordinator for Cumberland United Methodist Church. Through the honors college Christopher expanded his social and professional network, which was the most rewarding opportunity to him. He enjoyed seeing Gordon Byrd, Honors College Executive Assistant, every day for advice and good jokes.
Christopher’s senior project was a literature review about oxygen. His thesis was focused on the effects of oxygen deprivation and how someone deprived of oxygen reacts. He researched several articles and scholarly journals to compile the various authors' ideas into one thesis. He was interested to see how a person presents symptomatically when they are deprived of oxygen.
After graduation Christopher worked part-time in health care while attending school to complete his prerequisites for physician’s assistant school. He advises honors students to enjoy their time at UNC Pembroke but also go above and beyond what is required to find their passion.
Thesis: Correlation of Clinical Signs/Symptoms and Oxygen Saturation in the Hypoxic Patient
Faculty Mentor: Susan Edkins