Audrey Heimler MS '71

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Audrey Heimler MS '71 shares, "I graduated in the first class of the Sarah Lawrence College, Master of Science Genetic Counseling Program in 1971. I was a founder and first president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. University South Florida President, Judy Genshaft said, 'You have been a pioneer in the field of genetic counseling and instrumental in development of the profession. The University of South Florida is privileged to join many other groups and organizations that have recognized you. I look forward to presenting you with this degree, the highest honor conferred by the university.' I am only the second genetic counselor to receive an honorary doctoral degree since the professional society was founded 40 years ago."