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Maureen Dorce Wins Leadership Award

June 15, 2016

Maureen Dorce, ’19, a sophomore Health Services Administration student, was awarded this year’s Drexel “Rising Student Leader of the Year” honor. This award is presented to an undergraduate student considered an emerging leader, who has attended Drexel for less than two years and has exemplified a dedicated involvement and commitment to enhancing campus life.

As the current president of Drexel’s Society of Future Health Leaders student organization, and after completing the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program, Dorce has more than demonstrated she is well-deserving.

“To me, it means that a lot of hard work and the blood, sweat, and tears I’ve put into making sure this club comes together really has paid off” said Dorce. “I’m being recognized for my work, and while I think that’s great, I think that it’s really a win for the Society of Future Health Leaders as a whole.”

Only just this year, Dorce was thrust in to the role of president in a tough transitioning period for the organization, but was not deterred from making an impact. “It has really helped me grow as a leader,” said Dorce. “I have definitely had to deal with conflict and take care of a lot of high pressure situations.”

Her participation in the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program has also allowed her to get even more experience in developing her leadership abilities. “Being a part of the Society of Future Health Leaders organization and being a part of the Macy Program could not have come at a more perfect time,” said Dorce. “They have really been tailored to my skills and have helped me learn more about myself. I feel as though being a part of these programs has absolutely helped me become a better leader.”

Planning on continuing to incorporate herself in even more programs at Drexel, Dorce has a few ideas on what her immediate future will hold, already applying for an internship program at Drexel.  “Whatever I end up doing I know it will be a great experience,” said Dorce. It will most likely be in some kind of hospital setting here in Philadelphia. ”

It is clear that Dorce will have a bright future in whatever career path she may choose. Using the leadership skills that she has developed over her short time on campus, and proving to be an active member of the community she has grown to love, Dorce has definitively shown herself to be a rising leader. 

By Jacob Cushing ‘19