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Monmouth Lecture Series: Yvonne Thornton M.D. ’69
Presented by The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones
Yvonne Thornton M.D. ‘69
Double Board-Certified Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Science Building Multipurpose Room
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
About This Lecture
From the footlights of the Apollo Theatre where she performed with her family band known as “The Thornton Sisters” to the operating theater of an Ivy League medical school, Dr. Yvonne Thornton relied on her father’s life lessons, which taught her to be strong and rise above adversity. She has managed more than 12,000 deliveries and has personally delivered more than 5,000 babies in her career. As a Monmouth University alumna and former University Trustee, Dr. Thornton will serve as a kindling force that will ignite a fire within the audience to go forward and achieve their dreams. We will discuss her journey of how she rose from poverty to prosperity and made that quantum leap up the social mobility ladder in one generation.