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January 1, 2013

Four A&M-Commerce Honors College students admitted to graduate medical programs

COMMERCE — Four students from the Honors College at Texas A&M University-Commerce have been admitted into post-baccalaureate medical programs.

Jessica Meyer

Jessica Meyer grew up in Bedford, Texas and will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in biology in May 2013. Growing up with her mother and sister, Meyer strives to make her deceased father proud. She has been accepted into medical school at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

“It has been one long hard journey that has brought me to where I am today, and it feels so good to finally achieve an accomplishment like this,” Meyer said. “The journey isn’t over, but one large boulder has been passed, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

While studying at A&M-Commerce, she was a member of the Joint Admission Medical Program, the Rock Climbing Society, the Lions soccer team, vice-president of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society, and co-founder of the Student Healthcare and Outreach Society.

“Jessica is a student that one is instantly drawn to,” Dr. Raymond Green, dean of the Honors College, said. “She is kind and genuine. This sweet and kind demeanor makes it that much more entertaining to listen to her excitedly share gross stories about watching skull surgery and the like. Jessica is brilliant and hard working. Her combination of smarts and friendliness bodes well for her future patients. She will be a very successful and popular doctor.”

Mary Mason

After growing up in Mansfield, Texas, Mary Mason will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in biology in May 2013 from A&M-Commerce. She will be attending the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in Fall 2013.

While there, she plans to get her master’s degree in clinical research. While on campus, Mason was president of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and was executive vice president of the Residence Hall Association.

“Mary loves science. Whereas some intelligent students gravitate toward medicine because ‘that’s what smart students do’, Mary has always been drawn to the scientific search for answers,” Green said. “She lives and breathes science. She is an excellent researcher and student. Mary is fascinated by infectious disease and has gotten into a program where she can focus her research on those diseases. It would not surprise me at all to read about her ridding the world of one of these diseases in the future.”

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