It happens every semester…undergraduate seniors prepare to step out into the world and with them goes the education, experiences, and memories collected during their tenure at CSU.
This spring, as the Department bid adieu to 68 undergraduate students, two outstanding BMS seniors were honored at commencement – not only for their academic achievements, but also for the level of engagement they’ve shown with the program and strengths in the biomedical field.
BMS student Lindsay Leech was honored as the outstanding senior for Spring 2013. An honors student with a 4.0 GPA, president of the Biomedical Student Association, and leader of the first-ever undergraduate student philanthropy campaign only begin to describe Lindsay’s achievements during her time at CSU.
“Lindsay Leech is one of those individuals you want to surround yourself with,” said Dr. Tod Clapp, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. “She has been an exceptional student at CSU whose efforts and accomplishments will benefit countless students in the future.”
Lindsay has been accepted to the Indiana University School of Medicine for Fall 2013.
BMS student Thomas Hennings was also recognized during May’s commencement ceremony as a keynote speaker.
In his parting words to the class of 2013, Hennings said:
“[…] regardless of whether you know what your life after CSU will be like and regardless of whether that life makes you worry or not, your presence here today at graduation is proof of your intellect, ambition, and determination to achieve what you set your mind to. By choosing to apply these traits towards earning a degree in this college, many of us have exhibited a desire to work toward making the world a better place. So go do that: go change the world, and instead of worrying about whether you are ready for the future, worry about whether the future is ready for you!”
This fall, Thomas will be starting a PhD in biomedical sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.