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FUTURE HEALTHCARE LEADERS

All-time leading goal scorer now scoring high in med school

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hances are, Danielle Price ’12 would have been doing just fine in medical school had she not first attended Avila

University. She’s an achiever, plain and simple. Still, Price said she cherishes her time at Avila and knows those years helped prepare her for the next step, which for her was med school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She’s in her second year and is taking her first set of board certification exams this spring. Price was at Avila just three years, making her the only pre-health major in

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the last five years to earn her degree in just six semesters. On top of that, Price double-majored in pre-health and biology with a minor in chemistry. She graduated with a 4.0 gradepoint average, never making lower than an ‘A’ in any class. “My time at Avila prepared me well for med school,” Price said. “The science program at Avila is really good. What was a big help was that I tutored anatomy and physiology for two years after taking those classes, so I really, really knew the material.” Price worked closely with Greg Fitch, Ph.D., professor and chair of biology, who not only taught Price as a student, but supervised her as a research assistant. “Danielle was great to have in class – very capable and very interested,” Fitch said. “As a student doing work in my lab on insect-laying behavior, she was motivated and innovative. She was and is a confident young woman and fearless academically.” “I worked hard,” was about all the modest Price said regarding her academic achievement.

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... and now! The achievements at Avila weren’t limited to the classroom, either. A native of DeSoto, Kan., Price also starred three seasons on the Eagles women’s soccer team, and when she graduated, she left as the University’s all-time career goals leader. “My freshman season, Avila had never qualified for the (Heart of America Athletic Conference) tournament,” Price said. “I scored the winning goal in the game that got us to the tournament. That was pretty special.” Price credits Larry Sullivan, Ph.D., dean of Avila’s School of Science & Health, for helping her graduate within three years, with highest honors. “It’s all worked out well for me,” she said.

We want to hear from you! Avila’s Centennial Celebration is coming in 2016 and the plans have begun.

Send your memories, photographs and stories to Bob Luder, Public Relations Specialist, via email at bob.luder@avila.edu, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/avilauniversity or postal mail us at: Avila University, Office of Marketing and Communications, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145. Be sure to include your current address and phone number.

As Avila’s 100-year plans develop, we’ll keep you informed, so you can be part of the celebration!

Avila University Accent Magazine - Spring 2014  

Accent is published twice yearly by the Office of Marketing & Communication. Opinions expressed in Accent are those of individual authors an...

Avila University Accent Magazine - Spring 2014  

Accent is published twice yearly by the Office of Marketing & Communication. Opinions expressed in Accent are those of individual authors an...

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