Cate Rivers Shipp
Major: Biology
Concentration: Pre-Optometry 
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Corinth, Mississippi

Before coming to Samford, Cate Rivers graduated with honors from Corinth High School, where she was an active member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Interact Club. She served as a Student Council Representative and was selected as a member of the 2022 Corinth High School Hall of Fame. During her high school career, she served with Homework Club, a local ministry that focused on helping kids from low-income communities with their schoolwork. She was also an active member of her church, working in children’s ministry for over four years. Cate Rivers also enjoyed playing tennis and performing with her high school’s theater department. At Samford, Cate Rivers plans to study Biology on the Pre-Optometry track with a minor in Spanish. After graduating, she plans on attending optometry school with the hopes to return to her hometown and to work in her family’s clinic.