SENIOR PROFILE: Arnesha Brown rises above it all
May 10, 2018
Arnesha Brown, born in Florence, South Carolina, attends Claflin University in Orangeburg.
Arnesha loves to sing, hang with friends and go to church. As a graduating senior at Claflin, she has a track and work to fall back on. Before Claflin, in high school, Arnesha participated in marching band, track and field, softball and basketball.
“I made my decision to attend Claflin because I’ve always wanted to be a part of an HBCU, embracing the history and the culture of the people.”
Since Arnesha’ passion was giving, her interest in being a general physician was an easy fit.
“All of my life I have been a giver and I’ve always wanted to have the opportunity to help and make a difference in people’s lives.”
To continue her path to success, she started doing her research and decided to attend Claflin University, an HBCU, to embrace the history and culture.
“I began doing my research more and realized that Claflin had a great science department.”
Overcoming many obstacles at Claflin, Arnesha faced a major surgery, making it difficult for her to stay motivated to continue with school and getting her education.
“With the help from mentors, professors and advisers, they helped me get my motivation back. From there I knew I made the best choice in attending Claflin U.”
Throughout Arnesha’s years, she has been a part of the track and field team. She has had the opportunity to be a part of organizations such as Pee Phi Dynasty National Service Organization and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.
The love from professors and peers has been great support mentally. She particularly credits Dr. Marlena Washington.
“Her words have stuck and impacted my life in so many ways I can’t even describe. Without her assistance, I wouldn’t have made it this far.”
After graduating, Arnesha’s plan is to attend a post-medical program and later continue my education in medical school. After completing her educational journey, Arnesha’s plan is to open up her own family practice in her hometown of Timmonsville, South Carolina.
“Main reason I want to open a hospital in my hometown is because that would give me the opportunity to give back to my community. At this moment, Timmonsville doesn’t have a hospital close by, so this will give the opportunity to get to a hospital without driving 25-plus miles down the road.”
“Staying encouraged and keeping the faith mentally during my time at Claflin has been the biggest key to my success this far. Proud to be a graduate of this illustrious institution.”