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photos by earl richardson Abbey Elsbernd and Brandon Haefke are prepared for med school after studying at Baker. The two seniors graduate in May. Thirst for Knowledge Outstanding students excel at preparing for med school F or generations Baker University has earned a reputation for preparing students for med school. Seventy-eight percent of the pre-med students who apply to med school are accepted. A trademark of Baker's liberal arts education, faculty working closely with talented students, is a contributing factor. The small classes allow students to learn the subjects, know their professors and explore more research opportunities. Past professors, such as Gene Nelson, Roger Boyd, BS '69, Cal Cink and Milford White, connected with their students. Current faculty members, including Darcy Russell, BS '80, professor of biology and chair of the biology and chemistry department, continue the legacy and are known to help students achieve their goals and follow their passion toward a career in medicine. Seniors Abbey Elsbernd and Brandon Haefke, both scheduled to graduate in May, are the latest in the long line of Baker students ready to embark on a science career. Both were admitted in the fall as "early decision" selections to the University of Kansas School of Medicine, which requires the students to have high scores on the MCAT as well as high grade-point averages. "Brandon got involved in undergraduate research and has published papers on his work," Russell notes. "Abbey took advantage of a study abroad opportunity to learn more about the medical system in the United Kingdom. Both students demonstrated a thirst for knowledge and a curiosity about the world. Of course, it doesn't hurt that they are both brilliant." Abbey Elsbernd Shortly after graduating from Andover (Kan.) Central High School near Wichita as a recipient of Baker University's prestigious Harter Scholarship, Abbey Elsbernd arrived on the Baldwin City campus with plans to go on to medical school after completing four years of undergraduate work.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Baker Proud Spring 2015

Campus News
Alumni Faculty
Thirst for Knowledge
Mungano Momentum
Alumni Notes
Finding His Calling
Let Thy Praises Ring
Vietnam Documentary
Alumni Weekend
Prison Fellowship
Anatomy of a Student
100th Doctoral Graduate
Sports Highlights
Event Calendar

Baker Proud Spring 2015