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Honors College Alumni Profiles

LaMarcus DavisLaMarcus Davis, Class of 2012

Class of 2012, graduated cum laude
Undergraduate Major: Biology


Involvement at Shaw:

  • Student Development Coordinator
  • Honors College
  • Shaw University Choir
  • Shaw University Strategic Planning Committee
  • Chartering President of Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)
  • Vice President of Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society
  • Member of Biology Bears Mentorship Program
  • Business Manager of Student Government Association (2011)
  • Student Government Association President (2012)
  • Shaw University Board of Trustee Student Representative
  • Selected as the outstanding student in his major his senior year

Graduate Study:

  • Master of Science, Surgical Assistant (MSA), Eastern Virginia Medical School, Class of 2014

Professional Work Experience:

Medical Intern at Foot & Ankle Associates of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Selected to serve as the Pan Student Council Representative for his Master of Science Program.
  • Selected to participate in a Surgical Laparoscopic Research Project along with surgical assistants, surgeons, residents, and other surgical health professionals.

Important to Know:

  • The only African-American male in his Master of Surgical Assistant Program.
  • Long Term Plans include: Obtain D.P.M (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) degree and start a scholarship fund.

Personal Motto:

"The WORST thing that happens to you, may be the BEST thing for you, if you don't let it get the BEST of you." - Frank Rogers

About the Honors College:

The Honors College is one of the BEST programs Shaw University has to offer! The Honors College (HC) is not just designed to give the most ambitious and scholarly students a challenge, but to stress the importance of the student's history, present, and future. Dr. Kim Leathers, Dean of the Honors College, has worked tremendously hard to ensure the students are well balanced and prepared in all three. HC students enroll in specially designed classes to embrace the history of important individuals, learning procedures and today's current events, and last, learning the value of saving a dollar! The final classes are equipped with preparing students after they leave the HC nest. The Honors College is literally a family on campus where the students work collaboratively and independently on research projects, case studies, campus events, and of course community service. I cannot stress how honored I am to have been a part of something so imperative and world changing. Upon graduation, I plan to obtain my Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M) with a focus on surgical medicine. 


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