He liked the science building, the teachers, the students and the Caleruega Dining Hall food. He particularly liked Dominican’s “Scholars and Mentors” program through Kaiser Permanente. Though he thought about attending DePaul University in Chicago, Dominican’s total package lured him to Dominican’s small and picturesque campus.
“I liked the academics and everything,” Brady says. “Everybody here from the professors to the students is geared towards enabling a quality education.”
One of the top draws to Dominican for Brady was the University’s partnership with Kaiser Permanente. It pairs students, as young as freshmen, with Kaiser Physicians and allows them to shadow the physicians/mentors during their daily jobs.
Before his senior year at Terra Linda High School, Brady worked as a Medical Assistant at Kaiser Permanente in Petaluma in their specialties clinic.
It’s what you put into something that makes it worthwhile. I hope to use my education here to one day become a physician so, I can give back to the community that has given me so much. Dominican has given me a generous scholarship, proving how Dominican truly invests in your education and your future.
Maurice has his sights set on being a pre-med student and going to graduate school. He wants to be an Emergency Room physician because he likes the hectic pace and the elements of teamwork and quick decision-making, something he said he enjoyed while competing for the water polo team in high school.
Naturally, Brady plans to use the pool at the Conlan Center on the Dominican campus as he has been swimming competitively since he was six years old. With a background in tap dancing and playing the viola, he also intends to visit the music and performing arts department in Angelico Hall. These benefits all contribute to “the balance” Brady was seeking in college.
He discovered that Dominican offered so much the first time he set foot on campus.
“All the teachers down the line said to me `Come to me if you need help, ” Brady says. “They’re watching out for you. If I need the help, it’s there.”