Dr. Lynette J. Menezes
Director, International Programs and Asst. Professor
College of Medicine
"When you give back to the University, you become part of a movement that will build the future leaders of our global community"
Dr. Lynette Menezes gives to scholarships for Public Health because she wants to help students receive a good education, which will get them that much closer to accomplishing their goals and reaching their dreams. She explains that "reaching your dream requires not only talent, intelligence and determination but also a solid education."
Dr. Menezes believes that giving back not only accomplishes a financial purpose, but it also serves as an example to others. "My husband Marian and I believe that our giving will inspire students to give back when it is their turn, thus starting a movement of giving back to the university."
She also supports the university's fundraising efforts by giving to International Infectious Disease Research and Training for medical students. Dr. Menezes explains that "Universities are not just places of scholarly activity. They are a vibrant part of our local, national and global community. A university can hardly provide intellectually stimulating environments or emotionally rewarding experiences for students without the support of the community."