By Heather Clower
The Parsons Advocate

A lot of names stick with us throughout the years, especially those of our talented high school athletes.  Not too many years ago, the name Nick Akins came to the forefront of avid sports followers minds especially within Cross Country and Baseball.  Nick is the son of Kenneth (Jr.) and Donna Akins, and is a 2013 graduate of Tucker County High School. Davis & Elkins College granted Akins a scholarship to compete on their collegiate Cross Country team, which provided him the means to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry.  “I was always very interested in chemistry so I could combine my love for chemistry with the medical field and potentially help others through my research,” he said when asked what sparked his interest to enter this field.

Akins recalled, “My advisor, Dr. Oma Morgan and Dr. Floyd Wiseman pushed me towards graduate school,” and thankfully they did.  “During my time at D&E I was also…

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