- “Participating in BioEXCEL has been one of the best decisions that I have made during my time at Northwestern. I have said that since the beginning of my freshman year, and now during my third year at Northwestern, I still stand by that statement completely.
Through BioEXCEL, I made an amazing group of friends. The people that I met during this program have been such an influential and positive part of my experience at Northwestern.
I could not imagine my Northwestern life without the friends and staff that I met through BioEXCEL. It’s a true family.” – Yomaira Silva, participant in the summer of 2011 and residential counselor in the summer of 2013
- “By participating in BioEXCEL not only do you have the opportunity to bond and connect with a new group of your peers, but you enter a much larger community of resources and support from BioEXCELers from past and future generations.
BioEXCEL gives you a chance to challenge yourself academically and to grow independently before beginning the true college experience.” – Iheoma Nkemere, participant in the summer of 2012 and residential counselor in the summer of 2014
- “Dr. Flores very carefully chooses the students and the counselors for the program. He chooses people who are committed to bettering themselves and helping others to do the same. He chooses people who demonstrate a love for gaining and expressing their knowledge. He chooses people who will appreciate the opportunities this program presents to them. I feel so lucky to be able to say that the people he chose this past summer are my best friends at Northwestern… I could talk for hours about this program and I could tell stories about every day and every moment because I remember them all. WhatI remember the most is that it all went by much too fast. BioEXCEL is so much more than a pre Wildcat Welcome summer program, and it has made me feel more supported in my time at Northwestern than I could have ever imagined possible.” – Sarah Russin, participant in the summer of 2013 and social chair for the Leadership Council in 2014-15