Courtney Rosser will graduate in May from Thomas More College with a B.A. in Psychology. As a freshman Courtney identified her goal to attend law school and become an attorney. That goal in one step closer to reality as Courtney has been accepted into the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Courtney has been an organizer and a leader in the Psychology Club (President), Psi Chi (the national honor society in psychology), student-government, and the pre-law club. She is also a member of the college Judicial Board and a leader in her sorority. Her strong academic performance has landed her on the Dean's list every semester. Because of her academic performance, dedication, and service to the college and department, Courtney was selected by the psychology faculty as the Outstanding Junior in Psychology. Her extracurricular experiences in community service, college organizations, and volunteer positions are too numerous to list, but show a level of commitment unusual for an undergraduate student. Her undergraduate research project on change blindness and eyewitness testimony was selected for the Dean's Award of Excellence by a panel of judges in 2011.
Courtney was given a rare opportunity by the University of Kentucky. She was recently asked to a private talk and reception for United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (photo right). In her own words,
"I was recently invited to meet Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at the University of Kentucky School of Law along with a few other incoming law students. He spoke to us for about an hour with a large amount of that time dedicated to how to be successful in law school, noting that he even felt like he was reading another language when he first started. He also talked about his journey to becoming a Supreme Court Justice, how he never planned a career like this, but just did his best in every job he was given, which lead to his appointment. An explicit theme to his speech was, "do well so that you can do good." Meaning that if you do your best with the talents you have been given you will not only achieve personal success, but this will enable you to do good and give back to those around you. I came away from this experience with not only admiration and insight into the life of Justice Thomas, but also with words of wisdom that I will carry with me as I leave Thomas More and enter law school."