HS students graduate from UT Health, Science enhancement program
University of Toledo College of Medicine alum Dr. Kevin Douglas highlighted careers in the health sciences as the featured speaker for 34 area high school students graduating from the Toledo Starz Program on May 20, 2008, in the Mulford Library Café on the Health Science Campus.
Douglas is currently employed as medical liaison for UBC Pharma, Inc. in Indianapolis.
“This is the time to celebrate these students’ commitment to the program and their commitment to preparing themselves academically for future career endeavors,” said Sandra Rivers-Gill, manager of diversity programs for the office of institutional diversity. “It is also a time to show our appreciation to faculty, staff and students who have made valuable contributions to the program during the year.”
Additionally, a cappella group, Vocal Remedy, comprised of UT College of Medicine students, sang.
Toledo Starz, launched in fall 2006, is an after-school enrichment program running between September and May for all students, grades 9-12 that is particularly geared toward underrepresented populations and designed to augment the experiences of those motivated toward health science careers.
High schools represented this year included Bowsher, Libbey, Rogers, Scott, Toledo Early College, Toledo School for the Arts, Maumee, Notre Dame, St. John’s Jesuit and Springfield. The program is a University of Toledo diversity initiative administered by the Office of Institutional Diversity through the support of the College of Medicine.
For more information, contact Rivers-Gill at 419.383.3609 or 419.530.2508.