“It was the most nerve-wracking, out-of-body, exciting thing I’ve ever done in my life. I felt like I couldn’t breathe.” Such was the reality of Amber Leong M’10 earlier this summer, walking out to a cold and quiet Los Angeles studio clad in a warm, yellow dress as a contestant on ABC’s “Shark Tank” with all eyes on her — including a group of five wealthy entrepreneurs-turned-investors.
Brian Tran has dreams of working on Wall Street. Before he could think about managing accounts at a large private investment firm, however, the first-year student knew where he wanted his time and attention to go two mornings out of the week: “Before you can invest in your future, you have to first invest in yourself.”
The inaugural class of the 3+2 Physician Assistant Program has begun its studies this fall. Working in collaboration with Mayo School of Health Sciences, the five-year accelerated program will allow undergraduates to have an immersive educational experience at several state-of-the-art facilities.
She did not know it at the time, but Jennifer Backer-Johnson M’01, C’03, C’11, was always meant to be a juggler. These skills have come in handy as the superintendent for Lewiston-Altura School District 857.