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John Dunn



John Dunn


John Dunn is a biology major with a 3.13 cumulative grade point average. He has earned at least a 3.00 GPA in each of the past four semesters, including a 3.23 GPA this past fall semester. He was awarded an American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Michigan Medical School Grant in the summer of 2005 to do biomedical research in the department of pharmacology. He plans to pursue a profession as a physician, possibly in the military. He has taken his MCAT exams and will apply to medical schools this summer to gain admission for the class of 2012. In the year off from school he plans to work in a lab at a medical school.


John is currently serving as the men’s lacrosse team captain. He also is a member of Student Athlete Advisory Committee and is a member of the Newman Organization (Catholic Association on Colgate’s campus). He is active in both the Colgate community as well as his hometown community. Colgate’s head lacrosse coach says, “John has the greatest character of any kid I have ever coached. He has the unique quality of being able to stand by his high ideals while not alienating himself from the group. He is the hardest worker on the team and the most sincere and honest kid I have ever met.”


Dunn worked at a Nazareth Farm in West Virginia during his 2005 winter break where he helped to rebuild homes for people who could not afford the labor or building materials. Also works with Focus: Hope, where he joined a group of other students who adopted a family to give money and deliver food and Christmas presents. At John C. Marshall Elementary School in his hometown of Detroit, he served as a volunteer teacher’s aid in a class of learning disabled students. At Gleaner’s Food Bank, which gives food to the poor without food stamps, he helped turn vacant over-run plots of land in Detroit into small farms and gardens, the food from which go to the poor. He also worked in a small city within Detroit (primarily made up of Arabic and Hispanic immigrants), helping clean trash from the city’s neighborhoods.


John has started all but one game in each of the past three seasons as a longstick defenseman. He was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career on March 16, 2006. He was fifth in groundballs in 2005 and fourth in 2006 on the team and helped anchor a defense in 2006 that allowed just 8.38 goals per game. He helped lead Colgate to its first Patriot League regular season title and win over then No. 4 Navy. Colgate finished with an 11-4 record in 2006, tying the program record for wins in a season.