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Scholarship Recipients

2018
Scholarship/Fellowship Students

 

Angeleque s. Hartt

Angeleque Hartt

Matthew Comay Scholarship

Angeleque S. Hartt is currently a MS1 at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in the surrounding Flatbush community. Angeleque attended Bates College in Lewiston, ME where she majored in Biochemistry and graduated with Bachelor of Science Degree in 2014. She then earned a Master of Public Health degree and a Master of Science degree from Boston University in 2017. Though not set on a specific field, Angeleque is currently interested in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Otorhinolaryngology, and General surgery.

Kwasi Agyeman-Kagya

Kwasi Agyeman-Kagya

Matthew Comay Scholarship

Kwasi Agyeman-Kagya attended Rutgers University where he was a double major in chemistry and economics. After graduation he decided to follow a career in chemistry and moved to Philadelphia as a Quality Assurance Analytical Chemist for Estee Lauder. He started volunteering for the local EMS squad and was able to rise to the rank of Chief EMT, supervising the rescue squad for two years. He later enrolled in a Master’s program in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at Drexel University, working full time as he completed his degree. Two years later he took the MCAT, applied to medical school, and is currently enjoying every minute of his time at SUNY Downstate Medical Center!

Chelsea Cole

Chelsea Cole

Graduate Diversity Fellowship

Chelsea Cole was raised by West Indian parents, hailing from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. She is pursuing a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. Her goal is to give back to Saint Vincent by opening a healthcare facility that promotes health and preventative measures. She believes the Public Health program at SUNY Downstate will bring her closer to that goal due to the college’s location within the Afro-Caribbean milieu of Brooklyn, as well as its commitment to training diverse public health professionals and its vision for leadership in urban and immigrant health.

Ericka Boucard

Ericka

SUNY Graduate Diversity Fellowship

"I was born in Brooklyn raised by West Indian Parents from Haiti. I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Medical Informatics with a concentration of Radiology Informatics. As Healthcare Provider in the Radiology field, I provide medical care to a diverse group of patients at Kings County Hospital. My long term goal is to create an ultrasound clinic for people in areas that lack resources. The Medical Informatics program will assist in more efficiency in computer programming, hardware and software to conduct system analysis and design techniques to solve problems in data technology. The acquisition of knowledge on technology creating electronic medical record systems to organize patient data and radiology programming to retrieve and share diagnostic imaging files will allow optimization of medical informatics. This will bring a tremendous impact to the medical field with a programming system that is able to share medical images through a cloud system, providing access to many radiologist globally who will rapidly read and make medical preliminary reports that can potentially save lives. This will greatly improve the healthcare systems in countries that lack medical providers to read cases on site. It is an honor to be awarded the Graduate Diversity Fellowship to continue my academic and future life goals to obtain the position of Medical Informaticist."

Natasha Gibson

Natasha Gibson

SUNY Empire State Minority Honors Scholarship

Natasha Gibson of Jamaica, NY is a veteran of the Army National Guard, registered nurse, and single mother– a passion which stemmed from her experiences taking care of a terminally ill family member. She believes there is no greater commitment than lifting the spirits of the sick and restoring hope in others. To achieve her goal, Ms. Gibson is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

Dalal Haddash

Dalal Haddash

SUNY Empire State Minority Honors Scholarship

Dalal Haddash graduated from high school in Yemen, and first moved to the United States in September of 2013, living in Brooklyn upon her arrival. She learned English as a second language, and then took College Preparation at SUNY Education Opportunity Center. Afterwards she went on to New York City College of Technology and graduated with an associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in June of 2018. Now she’s in the first year of the Diagnostic Medical Imagining Program, pursuing a bachelor’s degree of Science.