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Student Spotlight: Grad Student Award of Merit Recipient Maxi Drakopoulos

By Lauren Whetzel-Siburkis

Metaxia DrakopoulosAs a graduate student in the physician assistant studies program, Metaxia ‘Maxi’ Drakopoulos PA’16 has distinguished herself through her leadership in her program and her compassionate care of others. That's why she was named the recipient of the 2015 Founders’ Day Graduate Student Award of Merit during University of the Sciences' Founders’ Day Ceremony on Feb. 19.

Elected as president of her class by her peers, Maxi has distinguished herself by always being available to help her classmates. Her life experiences in South Africa and in the United States have led her to pursue her passion for helping others through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). She earned the highly-competitive 2014 NHSC scholarship by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and she is committed to a career in primary care with the National Health Service so that she can help build healthy communities in areas with limited access to healthcare. 

"Maxi's demonstrated leadership and compassion fuel her drive to help the underserved, which embodies the true spirit of the University’s founders," said Joan Ward, MS, PA-C, chair and program director of the physician assistant studies program at USciences. "She is clearly deserving of receiving the Founder’s Day recognition award."

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