Black History Month Campaign Story: Adelle Nkeze

Feb. 26, 2024
Adelle Nkeze
CBC Continues to celebrate BHM with stories from students

"Hello Wildcats, I'm Adelle Nkeze, a first-year W.A. Franke Honors student embarking on a journey towards a double major in Biochemistry and Neuroscience. During my visit to The University of Arizona in 2022, accompanied by my family, I delved into a myriad of majors/minors, medical school prospects, academic programs, research avenues, and extracurricular activities. Witnessing the University of Arizona - W.A. Franke Honors College's steadfast commitment to opening doors of opportunity for all students, particularly as an in-state student, affirmed my decision to make this institution my academic home.

My passion for medicine is deeply rooted in a desire to contribute to preventative care research and to comprehend the progression of Alzheimer's disease, all while making a positive impact on the broader community. After graduation, I aspire to pursue medical school, with a keen interest in either Pediatric Neurology or Anesthesiology. My ultimate goal is to serve underserved and underrepresented populations, thereby enhancing healthcare accessibility. 

An inspiring quote that holds dear to my heart, and shared by my parents to my sisters and me is, "The end of one hill marks the beginning of another." This quote serves as a constant reminder that the conclusion of one phase in life signifies the commencement of a new chapter filled with opportunities. It underscores the notion that often paves the way for new beginnings, as well as the decisions one makes to achieve excellence."