Daniel Truitt, 20, is on the path to becoming a family physician. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bowling Green State University in December 2016 through LCCC’s University Partnership. He continues to take classes at LCCC in preparation to begin medical school in the fall.
He carries a 4.0 grade point average in all his coursework. Truitt was the top scoring student in Ohio in the All-USA Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team competition and was named a 2017 New Century Scholar. He was also named to the All-Ohio First Academic Team.
Truitt graduated as valedictorian of Firelands High School in 2014, where he took advantage of dual enrollment courses offered by LCCC. He earned 17 college credits by the time he graduate high school. He enjoyed his anatomy and physiology courses to much that he decided to continue his education at LCCC and the University Partnership. He earned the LCCC Trustee Scholarship, which covered his first two years of LCCC courses.
Truitt is active on campus with an undergraduate research group that studies toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie under the director of professor Kathy Durham, Ph.D. He is also a member of the Lorain County Community College Chapter of the American Society of Microbiology and served a semester as president of the LCCC Pre-Medical Club. He also volunteered at Mercy Regional Medical Center, helping patients in the emergency department complete exit surveys.
He works as an LCCC tutor in chemistry, biology, and anatomy and physiology. Truitt’s extensive knowledge coupled with his warm personality made him a sought-after tutor. He is so good, in fact, that he is known on campus as THE Chemistry Tutor.
Truitt plans to become a family physician.