MAY 11, 2017 – Anthony Jourdan (NHS’17), originally from New York, will be graduating later this month with his bachelor of science degree in human science.
The School of Nursing & Health Studies senior, pictured at right, recently received the Black Student Alliance Visions of Excellence Award for Male Academic Achievement.
Jourdan, who is ultimately planning a career as a physician, transferred into NHS his sophomore year. “I have felt like a part of the NHS community ever since,” he says. “The students and faculty I have had the opportunity to engage with have provided me with a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I am truly thankful for.”
With graduation right around the corner, Jourdan says that his experiences and interactions on the Hilltop have “. . . broadened my horizons and aided my development into the young man I am today.”
A highlight, he notes, is the university’s Jesuit tradition.
“Overall, my Georgetown education has made me better equipped to serve others as I begin my career in the health care field,” he says. “Georgetown’s Ignatian tradition of learning to be ‘men and women for others’ has been deeply ingrained into me, and has become a driving force in my life.”
Organizations & Research
Jourdan has made the most of his time at Georgetown, including membership on the executive board of the Caribbean Culture Circle, the executive council of the university’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and the Georgetown University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students. He also worked with The Corp, also known as Students of Georgetown, Inc.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in all these groups,” he says. “I have interacted with extraordinary people in these organizations who continue to inspire me every day, and many have become lifelong friends.”
With a medical career ahead of him, the award-winning senior also took advantage of his undergraduate years to sharpen his research skills.
“I have participated in two research projects while at Georgetown – one involving improved delivery of chemotherapy drugs to increase their anti-cancer efficacy, and another using amniotic epithelium to improve patient responsiveness to arthritic surgeries,” he adds.