A heart for healing
As a child, Adeline Fecker read all of the thank-you cards covering a giant bulletin board in the hospital where her mother was recovering from life-saving cancer surgery.
“That visual representation of what my mom’s doctor meant to people made me realize how I want to spend my life,” says the junior premed student from Portland.
A biology major with a full ride in Clark Honors College, she’s also pursuing a minor in psychology and working in a UO neurobiology lab that looks at behavior as it relates to the brain.
Adeline is grateful that she will be able to enter med school without debt, thanks to scholarships funded by UO donors.
“My scholarships have made me who I am today,” she says. “I would not have taken advantage of opportunities like studying at Oxford University last year if I didn’t feel financially secure.”