Edison Miyawaki

Edison Miyawaki, 1952

"I think my experience is unique. I can’t say the Jesuit influence influenced everybody on campus. It’s just different. Every individual is different. But I had … I’m unique, in a sense. Gosh, the first Asian living in a dormitory, the first Asian to go on to medical school in the East Coast at George Washington, the first Asian sitting in a chemistry class at Loyola. And gosh, you know, it wasn’t easy. It was hard. But I was there with a mission. The Jesuits taught me well the mission. And that’s why Jesuits say, 'do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.' And that’s what I became." 

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