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Voorhees Establishes VU 10 White Coats Scholars Club

Voorhees University’s School of Science, Technology, Health, and Human Services proudly announces the inauguration of the VU 10 White Coats Scholar Club. Established during Spring 2024, the club sets forth its mission to provide academic and career mentorship in medicine and other national and international healthcare organizations, aiming to empower STEM students through scholarly activities, site visits to Medical Universities, and other relevant engagements.

Led by Dr. Zhabiz Golkar, Professor and Dean of the School of Science, the club marks an exciting venture towards fostering the academic and professional growth of its members. Dr. Golkar expresses enthusiasm in guiding the 1st cohort through a direct mentorship program, facilitating personal development, offering guided Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and Dental Admission Test (DAT) preparation, and ensuring the readiness and visibility of student scholars upon graduation.

Membership in the VU 10 White Coats Scholar Club is contingent upon maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above, demonstrating leadership and resilience, and active participation in all club activities and meetings throughout each academic year. 

In an ambitious endeavor to support its members’ aspirations, the VU 10 White Coats Scholars initiative seeks sponsorship from 10 physicians in the state of South Carolina, aiming to provide invaluable opportunities and resources for the next generation of healthcare professionals.

1st Cohort-10WCS of 2024 (all Biology majors) From Left to right: Tacina Blair, Trevornique Williams, Jamila Jones, Vanessa Sherman, Tatyana Russell, Dr. Zhabiz Golkar, Ms. Patience Badger, Ms. Nedisha Ford, Julia Bartlett, Ms. Vacavia Mckenzie, Gabriell Carillo (Instructor of Biology)

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.


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