The event took place in the Andy Gato Gallery to celebrate all the accomplishments, and personal experiences of MAPS this academic year while also gathering support for a worthy cause. Barry students and faculty members from MAPS, Barry Nursing Division, and the St. Mark's Community Health Project joined together.
Barry University students and faculty gather together to take part in the celebration.
MAPS general body members are recognized for their participation and support.
MAPS Historian, Erline Dolce is recognized for her contributions to MAPS.
MAPS SNMA Liaison, Alejandro Tobon is recognized for his contributions to MAPS.
MAPS Medical Shadowing Coordinator, Roberto Alouidor is recognized for his contributions to MAPS.
MAPS Fundraising Chair, Pei Shan Cheung is recognized for her contributions to MAPS.
MAPS Treasure, Cyndie Derne is recognized for her contributions to MAPS.
MAPS Vice President, Martha Lopez is appreciated for her outstanding leadership qualities and support by the MAPS executive board.
Associate Director of Career Services, Mrs. Shaunelle Wall is recognized for her support and dedication to MAPS, providing opportunities for students to network with health professionals, and career development workshops.
Ms. Sumera Ackbarali, is recognized for her efforts to educate and provide information on health career opportunities for MAPS members.
Dr. Glenn Bowen, CCSI Director, is recognized for his assistance and partnership with the Box Tops for Education Campus Drive benefiting North Miami Middle School students.
Barry Faculty, Dr. Paula Delpech, is recognized for her work on behalf of under-served communities and mentorship of MAPS members.
MAPS President, Precious Ezeamama, receives the spring 2014 Founding Member Scholarship Award.
Nursing students share how their trip to Grenada impacted their personal lives, education, and future career path.
Nursing students that participated in the Spring Break Study Abroad Trip in Grenada.
Nursing students surprise Dr. Delpech with a special gift.
Kellina Langaigne, hosted and helped coordinate the special event.
Dr. Karen Callaghan presenting St. Mark's Community Health Project in Grenada.
Dr. Berkeley Franz, sharing the mission of the the St. Mark's Community Health Project.
Our end-of-semester celebration is this Thursday April 24 at 5:00pm in the Fine
Arts Quad and you are all invited! Join us for food and fun as we reflect
on our accomplishments this semester and look ahead to the upcoming academic
year. We hope you will be able to join us for this event which will
double as a fundraiser for the St. Mark's Community Project.
be a part of this special event as we recognize our M.A.P.S. members for all
their hard work, dedication, and steadfast commitment to the MAPS mission and
community at large, bid our 2014 graduating class farewell from MAPS, as well
as recognize members of the Barry University faculty and staff who have made
substantial contributions to our organization.
EAT + CHAT + PLAY + CELEBRATE
conjunction with the award ceremony, MAPS will be hosting the St.
Mark's Community Health Fundraiser for the island of Grenada on behalf of
Barry’s Nursing Program. The goal of theSt. Mark’s
community health project isto improve health care service delivery to poor neighborhoods
through the creation of community-based health, service, and research
programs. The funds raised for this program will be used for training a
group of local lay community health workers who will acquire the skills
necessary to educate their neighbors about breast health, conducting
self-examinations, and seeking professional consultations. It will
also help community members to summon and utilize the resources necessary
to have better access to the health care system. The St. Mark’s project is
guided by a community-based philosophy of health care and social planning.
funds donated go directly to the project. In other words, all team members are
All funds donated go directly
to the project. In other words, all team members are volunteers.
For every $600 raised, a lay
community health worker (LCHW) can be supported for the length of the project.
On March 25, 2014, MAPS hosted its 2nd
Annual student health fair to bring health information and services to the
Barry student body. During the fair,
students had the opportunity to receive chiropractic screenings, CPR
certification training, information on healthcare plans, and health and
wellness information. Health fair
vendors included One Beat CPR, Cloverleaf Chiropractic, Humana and The Icla Da
Silva Foundation representatives of which signed up students for the Be The
MatchTM bone marrow registry. We look forward to doing it again next
year! MAPS would like to thank all the health professionals,
representatives from the Student Organization Council and the students for
making this event possible!
spring break 2014, members of MAPS participated in the Alternative Spring Break
(ASB) trip organized by Campus Ministries.
In fact, five of the seven Barry students who participated this year
were MAPS members. This year's trip to Kingston,
Jamaica was a very humbling experience for our members.
kicked off with a Sunday Family Day service, a lively celebration of life
through song and scripture. Following the service, ASB participants visited the
homebound parishioners - seniors,
the sick, blind and amputees. They spent time talking with them, offering to
help with household chores but the parishioners were content and grateful for their
presence and instead opted to sing with and pray for the students. Students also had the opportunity to visit the
neighborhood clinic and learn about the medical needs of the community. They also participated in the Meals on Wheels
program, helping to prepare the meals, pack and distribute them in the
MAPS members who participated in this year’s ASB trip all agree that their week
was extraordinary on many levels. “I really feel an experience like this should
be required at some point during every student's undergraduate education.” said
junior biology major and MAPS Student National Medical Association liaison
Alejandro Tobón, for whom this was his second ASB trip. “The amount of
information you learn about culture, people, history, food, politics,
education, health, and about yourself is much more valuable than what you can
obtain from simply reading a book. The experience brings out the best in you,
your true character and beauty. It invigorates you and makes you a more
conscious global citizen.”