Karly Eichenauer

Biology-Chemistry | North Manchester, Ind.

Growing from Strong Roots

“Manchester is a family tradition for me,” says Karly Eichenauer, whose mother, father and all four grandparents – not to mention a brother and multiple aunts and uncles – are all MU grads. But Manchester wasn’t an inevitable choice for Karly, who grew up in North Manchester and planned to find a college a few hours away. “I didn’t want to be that kid in high school who went to college in their hometown,” she says, “but I realized after researching dozens of schools that I missed the Manchester feel.”

Now she’s looking to start a new family tradition – a career in medicine. Her mother, a family physician, was a big influence, Karly admits. “It’s really awesome to hear all around town how much of an impact she’s had on everybody’s lives.” 

After medical school, Karly’s career options will be wide open. Is a mother-daughter family practice in her future? “I think my mom would like that,” she says.


Women’s Tennis, MU Honors Program, Spartan Ambassador, Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, Simply Brethren, Pre-professionals of Science Club 

Favorite Hangouts

Petersime Chapel Lounge, Science Center third floor balcony, Haist Commons, Honors Program Lounge 

Recommended Faculty and Staff

Dr. KJ Kessie, Beate Gilliar, Campus Pastor Bekah Houff, Dr. Elton Skendaj, Dr. Katy Gray-Brown, Coach Dr. Kyle Watson, Honors Program Director Dr. Tim McKenna Buchanan 

Recommended Classes

Anything in Peace Studies, Ethical Decision Making, Art and Life, Mediation and Conflict Reconciliation 

What People May Not Know About MU

There is so much to do here on campus! From numerous clubs to hang out and have fun at, to presenting research, to the many jobs to work at all across campus, there are so many activities and events to fill your time with and meet other people at MU! 

Advice for Students Looking at MU

Ask many questions and reach out to current students! We love to share our insights, experiences, and what makes this community home to us!

“I really loved this warm, inviting campus where people would open doors for you.”

The demands of majoring in pre-med haven’t kept Karly from making the most of college life. She’s captain of the tennis team and president of Pre-professionals of Science, and she participates in intramurals, the Honors Program, and Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow. “There’s so much to do out there, and college is the time to do everything you want to do,” says Karly.

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