Posted by lsuggs | 05/31/2013 07:08 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Ms. Chimwemwe Mwase hails from Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia,‘home of the Victoria falls’. Ms. Chimwemwe Mwase has excelled in her dream of proving to people that neither gender nor age can stand in the way of an enthusiastic heart. Through the guidance of a non-profit organization, Mwase gained admission to Paine College as a Presidential Scholar where she is currently a freshman pursuing a major in Biology Pre-professional Science. She is an active member of Paine College’s International Students Association (ISA).

Mwase intends to use the plethora of opportunities available to her at Paine College to help her gain admissions into Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine. There, she plans to enroll in the dual MD/PhD program which will enable her to work at improving existing and developing new treatments of diseases. Upon completion of this program, she intends to return to her home country which has a serious shortage of medical personnel.

Mwase is in strong agreement with President Barack Obama who says that, “It will be the young people of Africa, brimming with talent, energy, and hope who will claim the future that so many in previous generations never realized,” Ms. Mwase believes that she is a part of that future.

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Photo caption: Sophmore Chimwemwe Mwase hails from Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia.