York College's Center for Professional Excellence will host Dr. Karen Morris-Priester, a 2002 graduate, for its inaugural seminar of the 2012-13 academic year.

A regionally renowned physician, Morris-Priester will present her story and the importance of professionalism at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Collegiate Performing Arts Center. The free event is open to the public.

Morris-Priester earned a bachelor's degree magna cum laude in nursing from York College of Pennsylvania. In 2007, she gained national recognition as the first grandmother to graduate from the Yale School of Medicine. Her accomplishments were celebrated on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Using her personal narrative as a backdrop, she will share the lessons she has learned on the road to success and stories from individuals who have touched her life.