The Randolph Connect Effect is what happens when people share their passion and expertise through the Randolph Connect platform.
The Connect Effect expands and strengthens a network of resources, building connections between individuals, businesses, and civic organizations. This has a profound effect on the student experience and creates opportunities for students to connect their learning to their interests.
Dr. Jack Gleason, a radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care in Huntsville is mentoring one of our Upper School students during our June internship program. We are so thankful for the work that Jack is doing for our community, and for our students!
Dr. Gleason with summer intern, Mary, a rising Randolph senior.
"I personally understand the potential value of mentorship," says Dr. Gleason, "My own pathway into radiation oncology started the summer after I graduated from high school doing an internship with a surgical oncologist (Dr. Kelly McMasters) in Louisville, Ky., where I grew up. I later worked with a radiation oncology mentor (Dr. Edward Shaw) the summer after my first year of medical school at Wake Forest, and that experience solidified my desire to become a radiation oncologist."
Dr. Gleason also serves as medical director of the Alliance Radiosurgery program. Jack and his wife, Margaret, have twins at Randolph, and we are so pleased to have this wonderful family as part of the Raider Nation.