The University of Connecticut’s highly competitive Special Program in Medicine has guaranteed Zane Cooke, ’18, acceptance into the School of Medicine if he maintains a 3.6 GPA and scores in the 75th percentile on the MCAT. Despite the high stakes riding on his academic success, he has been aggressive in pursuing a well-rounded college experience. Cooke is currently involved with more than 15 student organizations, including the school’s rugby and cheerleading teams, and has learned to master the art of balance through SigEp.
“The experience I’ve had in SigEp has opened my eyes to a whole new way of living my life. I don’t think anything else I’m a part of could possibly be as integral to my personal growth and development,” Cooke said.
Cooke was elected chaplain of Connecticut’s newly recolonizedchapter and has attended EDGE, Life After College and Carlson. With the support of a 2015 NUTS! McAuliffe Scholarship, he was also able to attend SigEp’s Conclave in Nashville.
Anyone worried about Cooke’s grades shouldn’t be. He earned a 4.0 this past semester— while taking 25 credit hours.