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A head start in health careers

Lumberjacks make great dentists, doctors, veterinarians, physical therapists – and more. If you’re interested in a career in healthcare or medicine, SFA’s pre-health program will give you the foundation you need to pursue your goal. Where can our pre-health program take you? Just ask some of our successful graduates.

 

Dr. Fredrick Poage, Class of '06
Medical Director, Amarillo’s Northwest Emergency at Town Square

Dr. Frederick Poage

Receiving his bachelor’s degree at SFA, Dr. Frederick Poage currently serves as the medical director at Amarillo’s Northwest Emergency at Town Square, an ER physician and a professor at Texas Tech. Juggling multiple roles, Poage also put his pilot’s license to use as a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight South Central.

Fall 2020 Sawdust Magazine feature story

Dr. Nikki Lejeune, Class of '13
Veterinarian, Mission Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Nikki Lejeune, Class of 2013

At first, Nikki Lejeune was determined to go to an out-of-state school to get the full “college experience” – but her parents were looking for an in-state price tag. Nikki received a few scholarship offers from schools in other states, but before committing to a school, she agreed to visit SFA for Showcase Saturday. Although she visited SFA mostly to appease her parents, she says she felt at home the moment she set foot on campus.

During her time at SFA, Nikki got involved in a variety of activities and student organizations, including the Traditions Council, Collegiate SFA, Yellow House and the American Medical Student Association. She also worked as a writing and chemistry tutor at SFA’s Academic Assistance and Resource Center. Today, Nikki is a veterinarian in at Mission Veterinary Hospital in Mission, Texas. She says she wouldn’t trade her four years in Nacogdoches for anything in the world.

The Mack Brothers, Class of ’83 (Ben), ’81 (Andy) and ’79 (Chris)
Healthcare professionals

The Mack Brothers, Class of ’83 (Ben), ’81 (Andy) and ’79 (Chris)

Axe ‘em, Macks! Chris, Andy and Ben Mack are one of SFA’s most unique success stories. These three Lumberjacks – sons of a physician – all attended SFA before going on to pursue various health care degrees. After he earned his degree from SFA, Chris Mack completed dental school and has a successful practice in Longview. Andy Mack completed dental school and an oral surgery residency and has been an oral surgeon for close to 30 years. Ben Mack went on to medical school and has practiced general surgery in Longview for the past 25 years.

Fall 2016 Sawdust Magazine feature story

 

Contact

Pre-Health Professions
936.468.2315
sfaphp@sfasu.edu

Physical Address:
Miller Science Building
Suite 127

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13076, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962