We are pleased to announce our Fall 2014 Chapter Awards Winners! At the end of each semester, we sort through all of our Semester Report Forms from the previous semester to determine the winner of each category. Thank you to all of our Chapters for the amazing work they've done this semester - we can't wait to see what's in store for 2015!
Best Holiday Event – University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Halloween Run at the Madison Zoo
Best Local Volunteering –
· Rowan SOM-GSBS volunteering at Teddy Bear Clinic at the local children’s hospital
· University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign for Provena Memory Bear Project
· UNC-Chapel Hill for volunteering with the Pediatric Unit at UNC Hospital
· McGill for their winter clothing drive for women and children in Montreal
· The College of New Jersey for their work with Homefront where they worked to end homelessness in the Trenton, New Jersey area
Best Use of FIMRC Give – University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for raising $1,666 for latrines in the Dominican Republic
Best Recruiting – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – School of Pharmacy for their Back to School Barbecue (including having a professor participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge)!
Best On Campus Advocacy –
· University of Pennsylvania’s campaign to raise awareness about Diabetes
· University of Toronto for their booth promoting awareness at their World AIDS Day conference
· Brandeis for their "Food for Thought" Event
Best Local Education Efforts –
· University of Georgia for working with a local school to teach health education
· Harvard for teaching health education every other week at a local elementary school
Largest Chapter – Sydney University with over 300 Chapter members!
Best Fundraising Effort - Georgia Tech for their Hot Chocolate fundraiser
Most Projects Adopted – Clemson University with five adopted projects for Peru, Nicaragua, and El Salvador
Best International Involvement –
· Notre Dame for their translating and database work for Project Peru
· Rutgers for their health kits for Project Limón
· Roger Williams University for PERSONALLY bringing their Adopt a Project mosquito nets to Project Restauración
· University of Arkansas for fully fundraising for their Adopt-a-Project to provide clinical supplies to Project Kodaikanal
Traveling Chapters –
· Brown University
· Temple University
· Iowa Chapter
· Missouri State University
· Indiana University of Pennsylvania
New Chapters –
· University of Connecticut
· Florida Atlantic University
· Western Washington University
· George Washington University
Extraordinary FIMRC Chapter Members
University of Wisconsin – Madison : Asami Sakai! She always has an awesome attitude and loves to volunteer and support our fundraisers!
Rutgers University : Shruti Patel! This is Shruti's first year on the Executive Board and she has done an amazing job at organizing our community outreach activities. You can definitely tell she is passionate about helping others and her dedication to FIMRC has been very inspiring. She is very reliable and much appreciated on the board!
Clemson University : Kendall Vinson! Kendall has participated in every concessions the past 2 years. She also fulfills her role as an Executive Board member without needed to be reminded or prompted. Kendall embodies the spirit of FIMRC with her outstanding attitude, kindness to others, and desire to serve.
IMED at UC-Irvine : Heta Patel! Heta is the Publicity and Outreach Coordinator has been an exceptional IMED member. Before she was a board member, she participated in last year's global medical trip during Spring Break!
University of Toronto : Jeebyol! Jeebyol demonstrates exceptional leadership in coordinating committee members on volunteering events, - exhibits genuine enthusiasm and dedication.
Roger Williams University : Dr. Autumn Quezada-Grant & Dr. Kerri Warren! Kerri Warren and Autumn Quezada-Grant, for all that they do. They bend over backwards, stay up all night getting stuff together, and answer my frantic calls, as we try to build this club more and more every day. Without them, well one, I would go absolutely insane, but also, RWU FIMRC would not be the same. They deserve endless recognition that they would never ask for, but they deserve nonetheless, for they truly hold this chapter together and make us proud to be a part of it.
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse : Justin Theriault! Justin has been a part of the executive board since our chapters founding and was a leader of our first ever trip this past summer. Justin has always shown a great ability to lead and consistently contributes to our general assembly and executive board meetings in a much larger quantity that simply as the treasurer. He keeps up to date and accurate books and we will miss him dearly as he moves on to PT school after this Spring 2015 semester.
Fall 2014 Extraordinary Member Winner : Skyler Hying
of University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, nominated by Rachel Madison
Skyler as so much passion for our club and pours this enthusiasm into all he does. Being with this club since it’s beginning, I saw the start of Skyler’s excitement build as he had found this organization online. He immediately started contacting our University staff and within a week had started the process of starting our UW La Crosse chapter. He was determined to make this a success by contacting peers to come on board. He recruited at other organizations meetings, always mentioned this new opportunity to classmates and professors alike. Shortly, he had cultivated an enormous interest in this club, and with an exec board intact he had overwhelming attendance at the first meeting. Skyler made this club a possibility on our campus, without his drive and determination we would never had the successful start that we did.
Starting our second official semester in September of 2014, Skyler didn’t let his passion subside; he kept pushing, knowing our club could accomplish great things. A 12-hour dance a thon became our next goal as a club. Skyler led our members through encouragement, direction, and overall pride knowing what we could do for kids around the world. Countless hours went into our planning, Skyler pouring every bit of free time he had into the success of the event. When the day came, I have never witnessed such strong leadership, motivation, confidence, and professionalism that Skyler showed. Our campus had never had an event like this, but with all of the hard work through planning and advertising, he was sure that this would be an amazing day. Skyler was very right. Our club raised over $1,500 dollars toward our adopt a project.
Skyler worked so hard towards the success of this event, but showered the congratulations on the success toward the club, not taking any credit for himself. He hasn’t stopped there. Skyler has already been planning our events for our current semester, coming up with ways to make next years (yes he already knows we are doing it again!) dance a thon even better! Skyler is a leader, passionate, and truly deserving recognition for all he does as an extraordinary member for FIMRC.