Five recent Lourdes University biology graduates who have successfully gained acceptance to graduate school share why a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lourdes is a great choice.

Maranda Armstead

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Graduated with honors
B.S. in Biology from Lourdes University, May 2019
2019 Outstanding Biology Student of the Year Award recipient
Accepted to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA

“Lourdes University is unlike other institutions in that the professors truly believe that your success is their success when you put in the work. Please do not be afraid to reach out for help when you are struggling with any aspect of college life! This unwavering student support in all areas is what sets Lourdes apart and makes their graduates so successful. I can honestly say that Lourdes and its exceptional biology faculty provided me with not only a stellar education but also the confidence to be able to do well in medical school.”

Mary Eilert

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Graduated with honors
B.S. in Biology from Lourdes University, May 2019
Accepted to the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Findlay in Ohio

“As I prepare to begin my Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, I wish to acknowledge the faculty of Lourdes and their role in helping me pursue higher education. The Lourdes faculty guided and prepared me for graduate studies by consistently pushing me to hold myself to my highest standard, not only as a student, but as an adult who has the ability to better our community. Graduate studies are difficult, but by increasing my knowledge and my skills I can create positive change and be of service to others. Attending Lourdes University has allowed me to aspire to be more than I am by giving me the skills necessary to grow further in the world.”

Lauren Poslaiko

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Graduated with honors
B.S. in Biology, May 2020
Accepted to the Physician Assistant Program at South College in Knoxville, TN

“In my four years at Lourdes, I was given the opportunity to learn and grow more than I ever thought possible. The resources put into place by the professors within the Biology department, and the tutors in the Academic Support Center, afford students every opportunity to be successful. Their support, guidance and encouragement have helped me build confidence in my abilities as a student and enabled me to follow my dreams as I begin my PA program this upcoming fall. At Lourdes I was also fortunate enough to meet my best friends, both of whom are also pursuing graduate education in the medical field. Explore what the Biology Department has to offer: you won’t regret it.”

Jonathan Hunyadi

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Graduated with honors
B.S. in Biology, December 2018
2018 Outstanding Biology Student of the Year Award recipient
Accepted to The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences in Ohio

“The road to medical school is long and challenging.  The faculty at Lourdes have supported me through the entire journey, from encouragement and mentorship at the beginning of my college career, to advising me after graduation as I navigated applications and interview preparation. When I began medical school, I knew they were all celebrating with me.”

Kaylie Baker

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B.S. in Biology, May 2020
2020 Outstanding Biology Student of the Year Award recipient
Accepted to The University of Toledo Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

“Lourdes prepared me for my launch into graduate school by supplying me with all of the tools necessary to be successful. While at Lourdes, I was given the opportunity to learn from fantastic, knowledgeable and supportive professors and because of the small class sizes I was able to establish great relationships with all of my professors. I never felt alone when faced with a challenge at Lourdes because of the sense of community you feel the first day you step on campus. I am forever grateful for the decision to pursue a degree at Lourdes University and believe I will have a successful future because of that decision!”

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