“College is free form. It’s up to you to create your own experience. How big you dream will determine how grand your experience will be.” Amy Pavlov’s advice to prospective students is exemplified by her first three years at Marygrove and is indicative of the reason she was selected to receive the Distinguished Alumni of Tomorrow award.
Although Amy is the daughter of Marygrove alumna Marilynn Schreiner Pavlov ‘71, her choice of Marygrove was not automatic. Her siblings had attended larger state universities but a campus tour sold Amy on the value of the small campus, the individual attention and a program that suited her goals as well as a scholarship offer.
Once enrolled, she hit the ground running. As a first-year student, Amy earned the award for having the highest grade point average and, as a sophomore, she was the recipient of the St. Catherine Medal. She completed her junior year as an English major with Biology minor and a GPA of 3.904. It is no surprise that she has been on the National Dean’s List every year. Each of the awards was accompanied by a scholarship in the name of the donor. Amy is a student representative on the Academic Events Committee and served on the presidential search committee. She was on hand as a volunteer for the inaugural events for President David Fike last May. She is an admissions tour guide as well.