I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the third of four children. Many afternoons after school, my father a vascular surgeon, would take me with him to the hospital to observe. As a result, I grew up with the goal of becoming a physician. I attended Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, where I maintained a good record in both academics and extra curricular activities. I was an All-City basketball player.
When I entered SUNY New Paltz in Fall, 2006 I was accepted to the Bachelor of Science Doctor of Osteopathy (BSDO) seven year medical program. My days and nights are really busy because I joined the Scholar’s Mentorship Program (SMP); C-STEP/AMP; and the Black Student Union (BSU). I serve on the Executive Board of BSU. In addition, I am a Resident Assistant in Shango Hall. I have been a model for Envied Fashion; and a host for both Envied Fashion and Nyambingi. My fraternity is Omega Psi Phi; and I am a founder (with Anthony Leno) of “Get Up and Get Out,” a mentorship program for high school students that sends college students to high schools to stress to them the importance of attending college.
After I graduate from SUNY New Paltz, I plan to attend New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hampton, New York.
When I joined the Scholar’s Mentorship Program my first year, I did so reluctantly because I did not know the benefits. However, my perspective soon changed. Joining SMP was one of the best decisions of my life. The staff and students in the program are a wonderful set of resources. So far, I have received a scholarship and gained many other opportunities.
Congratulations, Kevin, on being selected SMP Student of the Semester!