GSU alum to speak to students

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Alanna Navin

Dr. David A. Woodrum, a Georgia Southern University alum, will be coming to speak to students about his experience in college, medical school and beyond on campus this Friday.

Woodrum will speak on Friday at 12 p.m. in the Chemistry Building, room 1002.

“He’s going to speak to you about the college experience and the medical school experience and working at the Mayo Clinic and doing research up there,” Kelly Gagel, academics advisor for the College of Science and Mathematics, said.

Woodrum focuses on cancer research at the Mayo Clinic and has taken part and written several medical publications.

Many students, especially in the sciences, are encouraged to hear Woodrum speak about his experiences and advice for those aspiring to become a professional in their field.

“I think it will be really interesting and fine for our students to show where you could go with a degree from Georgia Southern,” Gagel said.

After graduating from GSU with a degree in physics, Woodrum went to the Medical College of Georgia, now known as Georgia Health Sciences University and now works as a radiologist for the Mayo Clinic.

Gagel knows Woodrum and his family because they were raised in Statesboro together.

“His father was actually a physics professor here at Georgia Southern,” Gagel said.

Gagel said, “It’s nice to know that hometown people make it big.”