Junior Royce Izundu accepted into Profile for Success program

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Headshot of Royce Chukwudumebi Izundu
Royce Chukwudumebi Izundu. Photo by Leah Yetter

MACON — Mercer University junior Royce Izundu was one of 14 students nationwide to be accepted into the Profile for Success (PFS) program at the University of Michigan.

PFS is a six-week program for college juniors, seniors and recent college graduates to prepare students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to be successful applicants for dental school.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to participate in the University of Michigan’s PFS program, the top dental school in the nation,” said Izundu. “Being accepted into this program is not just a milestone, but a testament to the unwavering support of mentors and the belief in a dream. I am excited to participate in this opportunity to achieve my goal to impact others through dentistry.”

Participants will spend the majority of their time in test preparatory classes or facilitated study groups. Students will also participate in admissions workshops, simulated clinical and lab experiences, panel discussions on health disparities and lectures about various careers in dentistry.

“For Royce to be selected into this highly selective program at one of the top dental schools in the nation will provide him with an unmatched experience to prepare him for his future career in dentistry,” said Dr. Bucholtz, professor of chemistry and director of chemical commerce in Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “Royce, who is a talented, dynamic and engaging student-athlete, has a passion for dentistry and this program will be a key component in his pursuit of his goals.”

From Grayson, Izundu is majoring in chemical commerce with a minor in chemistry. He is a member of the football team, vice president of the African Student Association, treasurer of MU Runway and an honor student. After graduation, he plans to attend dental school and eventually obtain his MBA.