September 26, 2008
The MGH and AMMP: Supporting education in all its forms

"Education is something that makes the MGH very special," said Shea Sherrod Asfaw, chair of the Association of Multicultural Members of Partners (AMMP) and project director for MGH Strategic Planning, at the Sept. 11 AMMP scholarship awards event. Sherrod Asfaw addressed this year's 11 scholarship recipients, their family members, colleagues, friends and mentors during a ceremony at which the recipients received their scholarship award certificates.

Providing welcoming remarks, Sherrod Asfaw stated that at every level the MGH is truly a teaching institution. Employees are encouraged to learn and grow, and learning takes place in many ways – such as watching colleagues, becoming skilled on the job or continuing school. The MGH supports education – in its variety of forms – as a component of its foundational mission.

Other speakers at the event were Jeff Davis, senior vice president of Human Resources; Kirk Jones, newly elected vice chair of AMMP and project specialist for Partners Information Systems; Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, MS, CCC-SLP, scholarship chair for AMMP and director of Speech, Language & Swallowing Disorders and Reading Disabilities; and Akin Demehin, AMMP chair and administrative director for the MGH/MGPO Center for Quality and Safety.

This year's scholarship recipients are Rose Charles, Uma Deshmukh, Angela Hart, Karen Jones, Romeena Lee, Lhoucine Seffiani, Shantae Mallory, Donna Puckerine, Halah Radieddine, Elsie Robinson and Waveney Small-Cole, who received special recognition for her contributions to AMMP's work this year.

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SCHOLARLY PURSUITS: From left, top row, Lee, Radieddine, Small-Cole and Mallory. Bottom row, Hart, Puckerine, Seffiani and Jones


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