Kellie Flaherty

Class of 2013

During Kellie’s time at E&H she discovered her passion for helping others through the healthcare field and desire to become a PA.

I graduated from E&H with a B.S. in Biology and minor in Chemistry.  I will complete my Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) this August and return to Texarkana, Texas where I have accepted a position as a Hospitalist. During my time at E&H I found myself traveling to Eastern Europe for Cross-cultural Psychology and to Costa Rica for Tropical Biology.  These experiences abroad sparked my passion for international travel.  Between college and grad school, I again had an opportunity to travel internationally when I ventured a second time to Costa Rica for my first mission trip. I am partnered with an international ministry based in Texarkana and intend to incorporate my medical training with missions.  My compassion for people inspired me to pursue healthcare, where I will be able to facilitate healing for the whole person - spirit, soul, and body.

“E&H was absolutely the right place for my undergraduate education.  The college’s motto “increase in excellence” is manifested in an environment that encourages students to achieve their full potential.  E&H has countless opportunities to become involved, whatever your passion is - there is a place for you!  I had the honor of being co-captain of the women’s soccer team, where I developed a strong sense of community, the meaning of team, and commitment.  I participated in numerous organizations from Fellowship of Christian Athletes to residence life to the biological honor society.  Through the Outdoor Program I discovered my enjoyment of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail.  The cultural history of Appalachia interwoven with innovative programs provides a high-quality and unique experience that makes E&H a hidden treasure.”

“Pursue your dreams and do not lose sight of why you are here.  Rise above adversity with a positive attitude and the willingness to learn from every situation.  Take challenges head on, and allow your character to be built as you develop leadership skills that will take you far in life.  Enjoy the time you have with the program because before you realize it you will transition into representing E&H as an alumni instead of a student.”


Biology, Chemistry minor 


South Lake, TX


Texarkana, TX