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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.

Antoine Barthelemy

Antoine Barthemley

SUNY Graduate Diversity Fellowship

"I emigrated to the United States from France in 2001, when I was 17 years old leaving behind most of my family. I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice in 2009 from Bridgewater State University. I had a calling to medicine, and pursued a career in Respiratory Therapy. I practiced for five years then decided to pursue my ultimate dream career which was Physician Assistant. I'll be the first in my family to pursue a Master's degree. In my spare time, I enjoy playing a variety of sports, particularly capoeira and soccer. Coming from a Haitian family background, I appreciate SUNY Downstate's mission to serve the Brooklyn population and as a PA, I intend on practicing within this demographic."

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.