Twins Michelle and Monique Davis are both graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, and they have both been accepted to medical school and will begin studies in the fall at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Since twins share everything, Michelle and Monique are sharing this Senior Spotlight.
Campus Activities: Academic Peer Tutor at the OLLU Academic Center for Excellence, President of Saints Medical Society, Presenter at McNair Scholars and Student Research Symposium 2016-2017, Presenter at Sigma Zeta Math and Science National Honor Society Convention 2017, Sigma Zeta Math and Science National Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Epsilon Honor Society, Chemistry Club, Associate of the Congregation of Divine Providence, Providence Leadership Program, Eucharistic Minister, Mass Lector, Ignite Ministry Program, and Entrusted Ministry Program.
Impact of OLLU: Nothing can impact your life more than the power of an education. An education, along with a university that embodies community and faith, has made a profound impact in my life and has helped to mold me into the person I am today. As a Stars Scholar, I was able to embark on an incredible journey at OLLU. This university has allowed me to grow spiritually and intellectually, and I’ll always cherish the memories that were created during my time here.
An important life lesson: Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire and don’t be afraid of hard work. If it’s meant to be, God will part the ways and He will guide you in achieving your dreams.
Plans for the future: Following my Bachelor of Science degree, I will be attending the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Being accepted into medical school where I can become a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and treat children and young adults—and alongside my twin sister, Monique—is an incredible opportunity for which I am very grateful. My goal is to become a pediatrician. I aim to treat sick children and to do so by serving families of various backgrounds and communicating in multiple languages, such as English, Spanish and American Sign Language.
Campus Activities: Academic Peer Tutor at Academic Center for Excellence, Vice President of Sigma Zeta Math and Science National Honor Society, Presenter at Sigma Zeta Math and Science National Honor Society Convention 2017, Student Government Association Representative of Saints Medical Society, Presenter at McNair Scholars and Student Research Symposium 2016 and 2017, Gamma Sigma Epsilon Honor Society, Chemistry Club, Associate of the Congregation of Divine Providence, Providence Leadership Program, Eucharistic Minister, Mass Lector, Ignite Ministry Program, and Entrusted Ministry Program.
Impact of OLLU: There’s the saying, “We create ourselves as we go,” and I feel that I have found myself here at OLLU. This university has shaped me into the intellectual and spiritual person that I am today. The relationships and experiences that I have made are a significant part of me and I will forever carry these memories with me as I go. As a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, I chose to attend OLLU because it immediately felt like home, and that was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made.
An important life lesson: My three years at OLLU have flown by so quickly, that I have learned to enjoy every second of life. Through every good day and stressful day, with every all-nighter, laugh, and glorious sip of coffee, I have come to understand that every moment is precious and worth-while.
Plans for the future: I have been blessed with an acceptance to the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where I will strive to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) in pediatrics. With my knowledge of science in biology and chemistry, as well as the ability to communicate in three languages (English, Spanish, and American Sign Language), I plan to earn my doctor of osteopathic medicine degree and serve the sick and under-served populations within the Southwest.