Kaitlynn Baptista is all set to pursue her doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Pacific in the fall, a path she discovered after emerging from Dominican’s partnership with the Kaiser Permanente’s Scholars and Mentors Program with a greater understanding of what she wanted to do and what course she wanted to take to do it.
As founder of a non-profit organization focused on supporting the underprivileged, Leona George-Davidson brought her personal mission statement to Dominican -- people helping people -- when she joined the Adult Degree Completion program.
Connor Haysbert, named Dominican's Outstanding Student at Commencement on May 17, was recruited to the University primarily as a NCAA Division II basketball player, but his inspiration as a pre-med student was fueled by the associate professor of biochemistry in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Graduate student Kathryn Davidson received her MS in Biological Sciences at Commencement on May 17. She should have received a standing ovation as well for her work balancing raising a family with her studies in academia and her work with a major biotech firm.
Humanities graduate Evan Ferguson '14 this fall is enrolled in UC Berkeley School of Law/Boalt Hall after also being accepted to law schools at Emory, UC Davis and the University of Southern California, altogether a remarkable achievement.
If hard work indeed pays off, Lynsie Ulrich felt rewarded for finding work before she left college. The Summa Cum Laude honors student, a business administration major with concentrations in accounting and management, graduated from Dominican in May and immediately secured a full-time position as an auditor with KPMG LLP in the Financial District in San Francisco next summer after completing her MBA.