More than 200 NSU students, faculty members, and administrators from across the university gathered on Oct. 3 for the annual Dual Admission Program Reception, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The event recognizes the outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the distinguished program.
NSU’s Dual Admission Program allows highly qualified undergraduate applicants to secure early acceptance to a selection of the university’s master’s and professional degree programs. Offering more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree pairings, the program currently serves more than 475 undergraduate and graduate students.
Speaking at the reception were Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., dean of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences; George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., president of NSU; Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., chancellor of NSU’s Health Professions Division; and Konstantine Lagos, a Dual Admission graduate student in his third year at NSU’s College of Dental Medicine.
Lagos spoke about his journey as an uncertain undergraduate student to a confident graduate student, citing the Dual Admission Program as a guide to a successful career path.
“I’m almost certain I wasn’t born to be a dentist,” Lagos said. “For all I know, I could’ve been born to be a rodeo clown. … But the Dual Admission Program allows you to experience what college is really about: self-exploration.”
Lagos detailed the rewarding rigors that students encounter in graduate school, adding that they “test your boundaries and define your character.”
“Take chances and challenge yourself in and out of the classroom,” Lagos advised. “The Dual Admission Program will open doors for you.”
Following the formal presentations, undergraduate students had the opportunity to meet and network with graduate Dual Admission students, as well as faculty members and administrators representing the various colleges and professional schools associated with the program.