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Highlights and Announcements 2012 pt1

Posted: April 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: announcements | No Comments »

Good morning everyone,

I hope everyone has had a happy and successful 2012 so far. I’d like to take a few moments to congratulate a number of the DNIMAS scholars on their most recent accomplishments.

Starting off with Ms. Chantel Pinnock (Chemistry, Class of 2008). She recently passed her medical school boards. Chantel is currently studying at Temple School of Podiatric Medicine. She hopes to improve the lives of as many people as possible through the mechanism of podiatric medicine.

Ms. Nanna Frimpong (Chemistry, Class of 2008) was accepted into Meharry Medical College. After medical school and training Nanna wants to work in a clinic as an infectious disease physician caring for underserved populations. She is anticipating specializing in HIV primary care and, wants to conduct epidemiological research in order to determine/highlight why HIV related health disparities exist in minority populations. Lastly, she wants to increase the minority representation in clinical research studies.

Mr. Kelvin Turner (Biology, Class of 2007) was accepted into Ross Medical School. Kelvin will be starting medical school in May. Kelvin wants to one day either a surgical oncologist or a humanitarian physician. He is interested in one day traveling throughout the world in service of others.

Last but not least Ms. DaShaun Joseph (Computer Engineering, Class of 2007) was recently awarded the 2012 Alumni Extension Member of the Year, by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). DaShaun is being celebrated because of her outstanding contributions to the Alumni Extension and NSBE in the areas of leadership; membership recruitment and retention; and the advancement of NSBE programs DaShaun will be recognized at this year’s NSBE Annual Conference.

In other news, while celebrating NSU’s fantastic March Madness weekend in the NCAA tournament, DNIMAS was interviewing students for the class of 2016. Over 40 high school seniors were interviewed. The interviews went really well, and were conducted by NSU faculty, DNIMAS Alumni, and current DNIMAS students. DNIMAS is continuing to attract the best and the brightest from all over. If you’d be interested in helping out next year, please contact the DNIMAS office.

There are less than 2 months away from graduation. This year there are 26 graduating seniors. We are accepting donations so that we can continue the tradition of sending the seniors off with a little gift. We are looking for donations of $10 or $12 dollars. $12 covers the price of the book, and $10 for gift cards. Donations are being accepted via paypal to If you’d rather send check send an email to and we’ll get back to you with an address.

We are so proud of all of our DNIMAS Alumni and will continue to provide updates on your impact on the world.

Behold the Green and Gold,
Douglas Jones II, DNIMAS 2007

Spring Banquet 2011

Posted: March 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: announcements | No Comments »

Dear DNIMAS Alumni,

On behalf of the Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS) Student Association, we extend to you a cordial invitation to attend the 23rd Annual DNIMAS Spring Banquet. This year, the banquet will be held on the Spirit of Norfolk, April 16,2011 at 6:45pm. The costs of the banquet tickets are as follows: $65 for adults and students, $55 for DSA members that paid their dues, $50 for children between the ages 3-12, and infants are free.

During the spring awards banquet, we will be celebrating the graduating class of 2011 as they move to greater heights, as well as recognizing the academic achievements of outstanding students.

In addition to your attendance at the spring banquet, we ask that you help subsidize the costs associated with the banquet by becoming a patron and donating $10.00. Advertisements arealso a great way to show appreciation and pride in the DNIMAS scholars, by wishing the graduating class of 2011 the best of luck, or to provide information about your company or business. The costs of the ads to be displayed in our program booklet are as follows: $15.00 for a business card, $25.00 for a quarter page, $50.00 for a half page, and $100.00 for a full page. Ifyou would like your ad featured in this year’s booklet, then please e-mail your designed ad to and mail the enclosed response sheet and the appropriate funds to thefollowing address:

Norfolk State University
Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS)
Attn: DNIMAS Student Association
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504

Please make all checks payable to the DNIMAS Student Association. All response sheets and ads must be received no later than March 21, 2011. Please note that ads will only be featured in the spring banquet booklet if payments are received by the deadline, Monday, March 21st.

Tashiana Verna DSA President 2010-2011

Thoughts on the 25th Anniversary Celebration

Posted: September 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: announcements | Tags: | No Comments »

Many people have been asking me how the Anniversary turned out. Here are my thoughts.

It was really really nice. Lets start from the beginning, the ceremonies kicked off with a cheese and wine mixer in the New Student Union building. The new union is really nice. I suggest everyone make a trip back to the school so that they can see it. It’s 100x better than the old one. The mixer was ok (the spicy cheese was nasty), it was a chance for everyone to mix and mingle. Mostly in here you were able to get reacquainted with classmates and other DNIMAS Alumni. If I wasn’t shy i would’ve made more of this event. It wasn’t much of an ice breaker, but it was good for catching up with people before the banquet.

The banquet was setup really nicely. The meal for the night was baked chicken, greens, mashed potatoes, with salad and sweet potato pie and chocolate cake (which was really good). The keynote speaker for the night was Howard Adams. Dr. Adams reminded us why we need to give back and support our institutions. He also reminded us that we can overcome any challenges we put our minds to. We got to hear from former school president Dr. Harrison B. Wilson about how the program came to be. Next, each Alumni member who was present was announced and received an award.

The 2nd day’s events consisted of students presenting research that they were currently doing or had completed over the past summer. The presentations made me feel really old, because for most of the presentations I listened to, I had no idea what the students were talking about. I wonder if this is how most people felt after listening to my presentations when I was in still in school. After the presentations we had a panel discussion with students and Alumni members. The students asked questions and received good advice and information from the panelists and other Alumni members in the crowd. After Alumni hung around a little longer to help answer any lingering questions the students had.  After the panel we enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, and barbecue chicken in the pre-game tailgate, before watching the NSU football team stomp Virginia State 51-28.

Overall all of the events of the weekend were really nice. There were about 40-50 Alumni present. Most were from the earlier DNIMAS classes. Their continued support of the program is an example for all to follow. I would’ve like to have had more time to mix and mingle with both the Alumni and the current students. I was able to do some networking, but it would’ve been nice to have more opportunities.

I hope we don’t wait 25 years to do this again. It was a good experience and one that will definitely bring a boost to the program.

25th Anniversary

Posted: September 12th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: announcements | Tags: | No Comments »

The 25th Anniversary of the DNIMAS Program is coming the 17-19th of September


Friday, September 17, 2010

1-4 p.m.
Registration & Tours of the College of Science, engineering & Technology William P. Robinson, Sr. Technology Building
6-7 p.m.
Reception/Social Hour @ New Student Center
7-9 p.m.
Banquet @ New Student Center

Saturday, September 18, 2010

2-4 p.m.
DNIMAS STEM Conference @ William P. Robinson, Sr. Technology Building
4-6 p.m.
DNIMAS Alumni Tailgate
6-10 p.m.
Football Game – Norfolk State University vs. Virginia State University

Sunday, September 19, 2010

10:45 a.m.
Worship Service @ Shiloh Baptist Church

The Registration Fee is $75 for Professionals, $45 for Students (undergrad and graduate)
Register and get more info here –