Alumni Stories

Alumni Stories

Helping students develop their academic and non-academic gifts to the glory of God.

Bethany graduated from Oklahoma State University Honors College, after winning numerous research awards, including participation in the OSU Scholar Development Program at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, England. GCS helped me because when I headed off to college I felt very prepared.” She adds, “I was ready academically and grounded spiritually. The time management skills were also clutch.”   She then earned her Juris Doctor, from SMU’s Dedman School of Law in May, 2010.  While there Bethany participated in the European Court of Justice Summit, Luxembourg, as well as being a semi-finalist in the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition.

Today, Bethany practices law at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Office of Legal Affairs in Dallas. Bethany explains her choice, “After deciding to go to law school, my primary professional goal was to practice healthcare law at a hospital system or university.” She further explains, “More often than not when people seek an attorney it is when things have gone bad.  Lawyers have the opportunity to help their clients navigate the legal system with compassion and integrity.”  She enjoys the fact that she truly does learn something new every day. As she explains, “The law is always changing, particularly in healthcare. The daily problem solving is also something that keeps me on my toes.”  She also serves as a mentor to young law students.

When not working, Bethany is grateful to be very plugged in with her local church where she serves as a home group leader for single women.  As she says with a smile, “I work a lot, but I do promise I have a real life outside of work!

Bethany McGaha, JD

Class of 2003

After graduation from Grace, Uzo attended Texas A & M, majoring in biomedical sciences before earning his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in HoustonSince I can remember I had always wanted to become a doctor,” stated Uzo, “I never really thought about anything else and the Lord was so faithful in seeing that through.”  The past three years he has completed his residency, ending as Chief Resident in Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital.  Uzo finds fulfillment in medicine because he “loves meeting people and not only do I get to meet so many wonderful people but I also get to take care of them in what is usually a very vulnerable time for them and their families.”

When asked if he thinks Grace Community helped prepare him for his professional life, Uzo exclaimed, “Absolutely! The biggest thing was sowing a seed of the Word in my life. That changed everything!  I also think my involvement in extracurricular activities helped develop my interpersonal/leadership skills.” Uzo says his memories of being at Grace are deeply held and valued; “Overall, what I remember so fondly about Grace are the people and friends that I made.  I was so blessed to make THE most amazing friends. . .  It’s been so neat to walk with them through college and some even through medical school; even more special now to be involved in weddings and to see children being born.  I could go on and on forever; short version is Grace and the people there will always have a very special place in my heart.”

Uzo Osuagwu, MD

Class of 2004