His volunteer experience has directed David to pursue a medical career.
College of Human Sciences Humanitarian of the Year
David Quintana, a Spring 2005 graduate of the College of Human Sciences in Exercise Science, received the college's 2005 Humanitarian of the Year Award.
David worked with the SSTRIDE (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence) program at the FSU College of Medicine mentoring high school students interested in science and medicine. David will be attending the Duke University School of Medicine.
David, while at FSU, demonstrated a passion for service and, throughout his four years in college, he has joined various student organizations, received numerous recognition awards and he has spent numerous weeks volunteering nationally and internationally. David has traveled to Honduras where he worked as a translator and he has worked as a camp counselor at Camp Boggy Creek (for children with serious medical conditions) in Florida. His volunteer experience has directed David to pursue a medical career.
The SSTRIDE program, seeks to increase the number of underrepresented students, such as minority and rural students, in medical school and other science fields. Through the program, middle and high school students participate in academic enrichment activities, both in school and after school, and are tutored and mentored by college students, most of whom are intending to attend medical school. The program was established in 1994 in connection with FSU's Program in Medical Sciences, the unit that became the FSU College of Medicine in 2001.
David graduated Magna Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.855. He is a graduate of George Jenkins High School in Lakeland, Florida.