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ATSU’s Dreamline Pathways program receives 2023 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Dreamline Pathways program received the 2023 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Programs in STEM Award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). ATSU’s Dreamline Pathways program was featured in the Sept. 2023 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

This is the third consecutive year ATSU’s Dreamline Pathways program was recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity.

Inspiring Programs in STEM Award winners were selected by INSIGHT Into Diversity based on efforts to inspire and encourage a new generation of young people to consider careers in STEM through mentoring, teaching, research, and successful programs and initiatives.

“To attain a future with more diverse and inclusive networks of healthcare professionals, leaders in the healthcare and health sciences education must be intentional in reaching interested students from all communities,” said ATSU President Craig M. Phelps, DO, ’84. “ATSU provides engagement opportunities and mentorship to guide those students as they pursue their goals in health sciences. Congratulations to ATSU Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion Clinton Normore, MBA, and his team on the success of Dreamline Pathways and this well-deserved recognition.”

“Since 1892, ATSU has been innovative in its approach to improving access and opportunity for ‘the healing touch,’ as described by its founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still,” Normore said. “Dreamline Pathways is an extension of this ideology and serves to connect with people very early by encouraging their pursuit of a career in the health professions. We continue to be grateful for Insight Into Diversity acknowledging this effort and highlighting the need for programs like this in our society.”

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected ATSU’s Dreamline Pathways program because of its unique approach to introducing K-12 students to graduate health professions programs. ATSU partners with school districts and community-based organizations, offering experiential learning opportunities to students. These collaborations introduce young minds to career opportunities in healthcare, and nurture students through campus and graduate student engagement opportunities.

“We know that many STEM programs are not always recognized for their success, dedication, and mentorship for underrepresented students,” said Lenore Pearlstein, owner and publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We want to honor the schools and organizations that have created programs that inspire and encourage young people who may currently be in or are interested in a future career in STEM. We are proud to honor these programs as role models to other institutions of higher education and beyond.”

For more information about the 2023 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award and INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, visit insightintodiversity.com.

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