Opportunities That Change Lives

John Wold (Class of 1966, Pharmacy) says it wasn’t his undergraduate research, his master’s degree, or his Ph.D., but rather his postdoctoral work in England that had the most influence in launching his career as a scientist. Having grown up in Fargo, he says he couldn’t have been farther from an ocean. Experiencing new cultures and landscapes, conducting new types of research, and networking with international scientists all played vital roles in John’s success. He couldn’t have taken his trip overseas without the help of a scholarship, and now he and his wife, Susan, are returning the favor to students in the study-abroad program today.

“Going abroad changed my career path, and it will do the same for the students who get the chance.”

John Wold, 1966, Pharmacy