Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry
Graduation Date: May 2016
High School/Hometown: Franklin High School/Somerset, NJ
Clubs/Activities: Student Government Association (Vice President of the Class of 2016), Pre-Med Club (Co-President), Black Student Union (Executive Board Member)
For Nicole Hoagland-Moseley ’16, a senior biology major and pre-med student, being a part of clubs and organizations on campus was about more than just getting involved.
As the vice president of her senior class and co-president of the Pre-Med Club, Nicole has served as a key leader on campus, and just last spring, was awarded the Georgian Court University Emerging Leader Award for her efforts and invited to speak at the Mercy Day breakfast.
“My years at GCU have been the most influential time of my life. I grew as a person and witnessed leaders roll up their sleeves and persevere on my behalf. GCU set the standard high for me, and I am forever grateful for what I’ve received. GCU gave me something that can never be taken away—my education and perfect examples of respect, integrity, justice, service, and compassion.”
Throughout her undergraduate career, Nicole led various projects on campus, including the creation of a timeline tool to help students applying to medical school keep track of important deadlines. She also assisted in planning a Black Out event with fellow members of the Black Student Union, during which students recited speeches and marched to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
While her role as a campus leader has made her a standout student, it has also allowed her to grow as a person and learn more about herself.
“Getting involved on campus helped me grow into the woman I am today,” notes Nicole. “I had no idea that while at GCU, I’d learn the best version of me.”
After graduation, Nicole plans to spend a year working in the biomedical research field before starting medical school, where she hopes to focus on, and eventually work in, labor and delivery.
Story contributed by Alexandria J. Graziosi ’15, who graduated in December with a B.A. in English