September 9, 2005 Protech graduates celebrated at MGH
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September 9, 2005

ProTech graduates celebrated at MGH

"Today we celebrate and recognize the 11 bright, motivated East Boston High School ProTech interns," said Galia K. Wise, manager of the MGH/East Boston High School (EBHS) Partnership, at the 2005 ProTech Program Graduation Aug. 17 in the Thier Conference Room. "They should be commended for their hard work and
dedication and the commitment they have shown to the hospital."

ProTech, a school partnership initiative of the MGH Community Benefit Program, is a structured two-year program for juniors and seniors at EBHS who are interested in health careers. The integrated program design combines a health curriculum and professional development workshops with 20-month paid internships to prepare ProTech students for the diverse range of career opportunities in health care.

The ProTech graduates with the guest speakers

At the graduation ceremony, Wise; Candace A. Burns, director of the MGH/Boston Public Schools Partnerships; Jeff Davis, senior vice president for Human Resources; and keynote speaker, Darnell L. Williams, president and CEO of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts; congratulated the 11 graduates for completing their two years of service at the MGH.

Sadiya S. Bule, one of the graduates, addressed her fellow classmates. "The ProTech program has helped me realize at a young age that nursing is the right career for me," said Bule. "And it has opened so many doors for me. I am very grateful."

Bule, along with three of her classmates, also were recognized for receiving this year's ProTech scholarship — the Edward M. Kennedy Health Career Scholarship. The ceremony ended with a presentation of certificates followed by a reception for the graduates, their supervisors, families and friends.

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