Senior Madison Tluczek can’t get enough of the Bulldog experience. In her two short years at Adrian College, she has managed to get involved in just about everything in and around the Bulldog Mile. Following her graduation in December, the Brighton native will attend graduate school for bioethics and science policy before applying for medical school.
Tluczek’s background follows suit of her academic career, and is anything but ordinary. After serving her first two years of college in the United States Coast Guard Academy, she transferred to AC to gain the hands-on experience she would need before pursuing a career as a physician.
“I wanted to continue serving my community, but I decided to transfer so I could spend more time learning about patient care experience,” Tluczek said. “I knew Adrian College was right for me from the first time I stepped on campus. The incredible opportunities, one on one attention, and support from faculty who know my goals is so much greater than I could have imagined.”
Tluczek’s drive extends far beyond the classroom. On campus, she is the president of Alpha Phi sorority, Phi Sigma Tau honors society, Philosophy Club, Ethics and Bioethics Bowl Teams, as well as a member of President Docking’s Advisory Council, and the Beta Beta Beta honor society. Off campus, she works as a CNA, and has recently completed phosphoinositide kinase inhibition research at the University of Michigan as a 2018 Perrigo Fellow. She is passionate about public speaking, and has had opportunities to speak at three professional philosophy conferences. Did we mention she also twirls batons alongside the AC Marching Band?
“As a transfer student, it was intimidating at first to try to get involved on campus. I knew I wanted to be a part of something big and I just went for it,” Tluczek said of her broad participation. “Almost every student is involved in several clubs and sports, and so just talking to my friends and asking to tag along and try new things played a big role in my decision to join so many groups on campus.”
Tluczek’s character fuels her to become fully immersed in the world around her. She attributes much of her success, however, to the family she has made for herself at AC.
“To be successful at Adrian College, you have to be open-minded, ambitious, and most of all, you have to be excited,” Tluczek said. “Bulldogs are passionate, and whether you love science, business, theatre, or anything else, Adrian has everything to help you achieve your goals. If you have a vision for your future, Adrian is the place to be.”