March 05, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Julie Lemmon

veterans alumni

By: Simone Keller

“Take advantage of every opportunity you can while at UofSC. Go to the music and food festivals. Meet people who aren't like you and understand their stories.”


 Dr. Julie Lemmon is a 1998 graduate of UofSC Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a double minor in chemistry and anthropology.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Julie is currently living north of Nashville, Tennessee; where she is employed as a physician specializing in pathology. As a pathologist, one of Julie’s primary roles is to answer challenging questions for other members of the healthcare team when it comes to performing the right test at the right time for each individual patient. 


During Julie’s time at UofSC she was involved in Army ROTC and the Carolina Band. Now as an alumna, she serves as a National At-Large member of the Veterans Alumni Council (VAC). VAC is made-up of 15 volunteers, each representing alumni in a heavily Gamecock populated market across the country.


One of Julie’s most memorable experiences as a student was Professor Ed Madden’s Honors English course, “AIDS in Literature.” This course introduced her to a new way of seeing the evolution of modern historical events through contemporary literature.


Julie encourages students to get know their professors and find out how they developed an interest in their area of expertise.


“Above all, learn how to learn,” she says. “Get along with a wide variety of people. These skills will provide the foundation of success for whatever future education and careers bring.”


As a member of VAC, Julie takes pride in working with a great group of hardworking Gamecock veterans to build a network in support of current veteran students and alumni.


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