Yvaline Dorce, a sophomore biochemistry major at SUNY Oswego, has been awarded a spot in a prestigious three-year summer pre-med enrichment program at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Born in Haiti, Dorce, immigrated to the United States with her parents, and they now reside in West Babylon. In addition to her major in biochemistry, she is pursuing a minor in French at Oswego.
Dr. Cleane Medeiros of Oswego’s biological sciences faculty noted that Dorce is the first in her household to go to college. “She is incredibly focused on achieving her goal to attend a medical school,” Medeiros said. The summer pre-med enrichment program at Columbia University is “a very prestigious, fully funded program,” Medeiros added.
Dorce recently served as SUNY Oswego’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program ambassador at the annual statewide CSTEP Student Conference in April at Lake George. She led a contingent of eight Oswego students who made presentations and attended workshops.
PHOTO CAPTION: Honored for achievement—SUNY Oswego faculty member Cleane Medeiros, left, and Interim Provost Lorrie Clemo, right, congratulate Yvaline Dorce, a sophomore at Oswego, on winning a spot in a prestigious three-year summer pre-med enrichment program at Columbia University.
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(Posted: Apr 18, 2011)