Once a Vietnamese refugee, alum overcomes odds to become cardiologist

Nguyen MinhDr. Minh Nguyen ’80
Chemistry/Pre-Med Alum
Bethlehem, Pa.

When Minh Nguyen ’80 stepped onto American soil for the first time in 1975 as a 17-year-old refugee from Vietnam, he was not discouraged. He applied—with the help of his sponsoring family—to more than 20 colleges, wanting to follow his dreams to become a doctor. Out of those 20 colleges, only one—Messiah—responded. The College’s then-registrar gave Nguyen a challenge: prove yourself in one semester. Nguyen did just that, and he has never looked back. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1980, Alumni, Chemistry, Class of ..., Majors & Minors | 3 Comments »

Posted on July 27th, 2010


Always time for service

Jennifer Esbenshade ′11
Chemistry and Math double major
Hometown: Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania

When Jennifer, a double chemistry and mathematics major, isn’t hitting the books, leading an organic chemistry supplemental instruction session, setting up physics labs, working on a water filtration project through the Collaboratory, or even conducting nanotechnology research for the U.S. Department of Energy, she’s among friends—the canine kind—in Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on November 11th, 2008


   

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