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DR. LEE BRAFORD LUCAS NAMED AS 2017 LOWNDES DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS

posted Mar 29, 2017, 9:43 AM by LAVERNE ROME
The Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation (LEIF) will be hosting its Annual Distinguished Alumnus and Awards Banquet on April 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Lowndes High School Cafetorium.   Saint Augustine Road and Lake Park Chick Fil A, Cheddar’s, and Olive Garden are the presenting sponsors for the banquet.  

Dr. Lee Bradford Lucas will be honored as the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus.  Lee Bradford Lucas is a 1992 graduate of Lowndes High School.  While attending Lowndes, Lee played on the tennis team, was a mat girl, and was state vice president and national award winner for the Future Business Leaders of America.  Following high school, Lee received her bachelors degree from Stetson University and continued her education earning a doctorate in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine.  One of Lee’s patents is currently being used in the final stages of clinical trials for a new melanoma treatment.  Lee was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health when the human genome was completed and was proud to return to her alma mater at Lowndes to share that momentous occasion.  She continued working in the medical field by building a specialized heart valve surgery program at a local hospital and earning her RN.  

Currently, Lee lives in Fort Myers and is the founder/owner of LeeDr which specializes in healthcare referrals.  When not working or driving taxi service for her three beautiful children, she volunteers as a board member for her kids’ school, serves in a national position for her sorority, and is a baseball team mom.  Lee says she holds dear the instruction and encouragement she received from the faculty while attending Lowndes High School.

LEIF will also be honoring students from each school for their academic achievements, as well as outstanding parents and teachers. The foundation’s main goal is to support Lowndes County Schools by utilizing tax-deductible donations to provide improved educational opportunities for students within the school systems.  Tickets for the banquet may be purchased for $10 at the Board of Education office located at 1592 Norman Drive.  All proceeds of the event will benefit LEIF.  For further information, please contact LaVerne Rome at 229-245-2250.

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