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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

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