Shawn Phillips is an Asheville native studying genetics at Clemson University with the help of the the John E. Cooper, III Memorial Scholarship. With dreams of one day working with children and families as a genetic counselor, Phillips particularly enjoys the way genetics converges chemistry and biology.

Already “smitten,” as she says, by Clemson and the community, Phillips has a passion for furthering her education. She plans to proudly display her gratitude by excelling in her academic studies and leveraging her scholarship gift as an investment in her future. Phillips says she plans to do her best to make the selection committee, John Cooper and his family proud.

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