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The call of the wild - Alumni Profiles
June 2013 Issue
From an early age, Mark Warren loved two things—exploring the forest in his College Park neighborhood, and writing. “There were plenty of little pockets of forest always around us, and those were the treasures for me,” he says. “Those were the places to which I was drawn.” Warren (BS ’69) climbed trees, built shelters and enjoyed feeling that he could be living in another time. He discovered that he loved cold weather, noticing the beauty of what ice does to a forest. When the weather was too bad to be outdoors he wrote stories and illustrated them, making booklets bound with yarn. His interest in illustration led him to UGA, where he spent two years as an art major before changing to pre-med. Drawing human models and training with the UGA track team—in pole vault—had spurred his interest in medicine. He was accepted to the Medical College of Georgia, but he gave up his spot before entering MCOG. “I hadn’t yet …
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