Each semester, FIMRC Chapters submit their Semester Report Forms to let the Chaptership Team know about all of their hard work throughout the school year. We love reading highlights from their FIMRC trips, local volunteering, fundraising, and advocating for global health on campus! We chose the following winners based off of the Semester Report Form submissions.
And the Winners Are...
The Chapter Social We Want to Attend
University of Wisconsin – Madison for their Murder Mystery Social
Best Collaboration on Campus
Temple University with the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Drive
Best Advocacy (tie)
University of Pennsylvania for Women’s Health Awareness Week
Manhattan Community Chapter for their partnership in raising awareness for international disaster relief
Most Successful Fundraiser
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for their 5k to raise money for the Orphan and Vulnerable Children Garden in Uganda
Most Adopt-a-Projects Fully Fundraised
Clemson University for raising over $3,000 for Adopt-a-Projects at three project sites
Best Local Volunteering (tie)
Rowan SOM-GSBS for the volunteering at Voorhees Pediatric Hospital
University of Arkansas for their literary campaign at a local school
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse for volunteering at a local kindergarten
Best Chapter Bonding (tie)
McGill University for their Tamil classes
UCLA FIMRC for their Medical Spanish Workshop
Best Presence Abroad (tie)
Roger Williams University for maxing out Project La Merced and Project Limón
IMED and University of California-Irvine for their volunteer work in Mexico
Notre Dame for their partnership with Project Peru and becoming pen pals with students at Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano
Putting the FUN in Fundraising (tie)
University of Toronto for their Hot Dog Eating Contest (YUM)
University of Michigan for the all-male pageant, Mr. Michigan
Rutgers University for their Zumba event to raise money for Project Alajuelita
Most Supply Donations
Harvard University for getting donations for project sites from local hospitals
Best New Chapters
Purdue University, Florida Atlantic University, Western Washington University, Queen's University, University of Texas-Austin
Best Chapter Resource
Georgia Tech for their comprehensive guide on traveling to Project La Merced
Iowa Chapter, UNC-Chapel Hill, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Chapter of the Year
Texas Tech University Health Science Center – School of Pharmacy
We are excited to announce our Chapter of the Year, TTUHSC-SOP for all of their amazing work during the 2014-2015 school year. This chapter embodies all of the FIMRC Chaptership Program’s core values including local volunteering, advocating for global health issues, traveling to FIMRC project sites, and fundraising! Congratulations to the TTUHSC-SOP Chapter for another successful school year!
Extraordinary Chapter Members
Sarah Stafford excelled as our Director of International Projects this year and single handedly organized our spring trips to Costa Rica and Nicaragua for 15 FIMRC members. In the madness that is airfare and international travel, Sarah did a great job of updating trip members about changes in prices and helped organized a dinner to help trip members bond before traveling. Sarah’s excitement and dedication to our cause was evident not only in these efforts but in her attendance at club meeting, concessions and local events. Clemson FIMRC is so thankful for all of Sarah’s work this year!
Florida Atlantic University
David Lucien and Guillermo Sawai nominated by President Mckenzie Merritt for their continued perseverance.
Roger Williams University
Every Chapter member for the 2014-2015 school year!
Miloni Parekh has been on the executive board for two years now and is going into her third year with us. She will be serving as Co-president for the academic year 2015-2016 and everyone on the board can agree that she deserves this position 100%. These past two years, Miloni has not only been extraordinarily dedicated to the Rutgers FIMRC chapter, she has also gone above and beyond to make sure every single general body member feels welcomed into our chapter. Miloni is an amazing, dedicated, and truly inspiring young lady and I know she will go far in life. We are all excited to see what she will do for the Rutgers Chapter as their Co-President next year.
University of Toronto
Nada Radulovic has been one of our events and fundraising executives and has demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to organizing most of the fundraising events.
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Ben Sperstad has been a wonderful member within our student organization. He always is willing to help out, get involved and does it all with a great attitude. He truly embodies FIMRC UW-Madison.
This concludes our 2014-2015 Chaptership Awards! Thank you to all of our chapters for another wonderful year and congratulations to all of the winners!