Published on Friday, September 14, 2012
York College's Center for Professional Excellence will host Dr. Karen Morris-Priester, a 2002 graduate, for its inaugural seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year. A regionally renowned physician, Morris-Priester will present her story and the importance of professionalism at 3 p.m., Oct. 4, in the Collegiate Performing Arts Center. This event is open to the public free of charge.
Morris-Priester earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in nursing from York College. In 2007, she gained national recognition as the first grandmother to graduate from the Yale School of Medicine. Her accomplishments were celebrated on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Morris-Priester knows what it takes to be a professional. Using her personal narrative as a backdrop, she will share the lessons she’s learned on the road to success and stories from individuals who have touched her life. “Every day I go home with the best feeling in the world, knowing that I made a difference in someone’s life,” she said of her career.