Annie Morrison
Monday, April 4, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:41 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Annie Morrison defies easy categorization, and that’s just the way she likes it.

An MU junior majoring in biology and English and a member of Diversity Peer Educators and the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, she sees variety in her life as a necessity.

“I have many different sets of friends that don’t agree on many things but share the same qualities,” Morrison said. “I enjoy the personal challenge that arises from so many diverse thoughts.”

Morrison is also the founder and coordinator of a mentoring program called Women of Worth, which pairs up women in college with teenage mothers or girls in sixth or seventh grade. The goal of the program is to inspire and encourage young women through friendship and education.

“College women are an amazing untapped resource,” Morrison said.

In the future, Morrison plans to attend medical school to become a general practitioner. She sees it as the best opportunity to interact with all groups in society.

“Physicians have the unique opportunity to fly a white flag in modern society. (Medicine) is the meeting ground for every member of the community,” she said.

Her prolific resume would not have been possible, however, had it not been for the women in her life: Her grandmothers, two sisters, a mother and a sister–in-law all contribute to her success.

“They are all diverse women but share in wisdom and a healthy sense of humor,” Morrison said.

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