Gifted with purpose

Nelly Nouboussi, Class of 2020 (biology) Summit Scholar PathwayOregon Scholar Minnie Mordon Pre-medical Scholar David O’Kelly Scholar Robert J. Erickson Kaiser Permanente Scholar Photo Credit: Sarah Northrop, Class of 2021

Nelly Nouboussi, Class of 2020 (biology)
Summit Scholar
PathwayOregon Scholar
Minnie Mordon Pre-medical Scholar
David O’Kelly Scholar
Robert J. Erickson Kaiser Permanente Scholar
Photo Credit: Sarah Northrop, Class of 2021

Nelly Nouboussi’s hero is her mother, a doctor dedicated to providing low or no-cost care to people with need in Cameroon. She hopes to join that effort.

Now, thanks to gifts supporting her UO scholarships, the Clark Honors College biology major is ready to take the next big step toward her goal by choosing one of the four medical schools that have offered her admission.

“Gifts from UO donors have had a tremendous impact on my life,” says Nouboussi, who graduates in June with minors in chemistry and global health. “Besides paying for my education, they motivate me to work really hard and excel in my classes because it’s encouraging to know that someone is willing to invest in me.”

In addition to volunteering more than 100 hours at local hospitals, the North Eugene High graduate says two highlights of her UO experience were working as a research assistant to two professors, medical historian Melissa Graboyes and neuroscientist Matt Smear.

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