Alex Rial is earning his degree in biochemistry and his minor in business administration in hopes of one day opening his own practice in orthodontics. Determined though he may be, the Tupelo, Mississippi native said that those around him help make his dreams attainable.
"I remember one day, I met with my advisor, and I had gotten a bad grade on a test that morning. She could tell that I was disappointed in myself, and she went above and beyond to not only advise me academically but to be a role model and a voice of encouragement," Rial said.
Rial will graduate in 2022, but he plans to continue spreading positive change around Mississippi State in the meantime.