State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY
Dr. Lori Escallier says the NCIN program has been “one of the most treasured experiences” of her career. She experienced first-hand how the NCIN program shaped the lives of diverse nursing students.

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Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Rigat Abraham
Matthew Arena
Elizabeth Arenas
Migel Charles
Md Islam
Mary Anne Lagunzad
Rosanna Peralta
Breshna Qaderi
Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Diego Acero
Emeka Anueyiagu
Yoriko  Carre-Augustin
Frankie Hamilton
Daniel Lichter
Melanie Lieblang
Mei Liu
James Preston
Emelin Reyes-Monegro
Heidy Thomas
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Hector Chavez
Ping Chen
Vicky Chen
Onome Osokpo
Dana Sahadeo
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Thomas Chang
Aline DeJesus
Alyssa D'Oro
Regina Fong
Melanie Jackson
Kimberly Kirkup
Ziyoda Mirzaeva
Michael Mongiello
Emerson Mota
Wen Shan Zheng
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Ambar Arancibia Dieterich
Christian Castro
Derek Cope
Carolina Cortes
Judith Elemikan
Michelle Huang
Karoline Lee
Melody Montero
Juliana Ramkumar
Katherine Verdier
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Jasmin Aceituno
Stephanie Brown
Taylor Carver
Kyle Coleman
Matthew Killian
Edward Lei
John Medina
Ivan O'Connor
Michael Percival
Danielle Senecharles
Brittany Van Dover
Lyndsay Vollmer
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
Jennifer Asante
Jill Bardon
Shane Burke
Victoria Campbell
May Chen
Stephanie Galindez
Anne Lins
Daniel Mathew
Stephen Quiery
YiWan Wu 
 The mission of SUNY Stony Brook’s Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action is to create an inclusive campus climate. The NCIN program helped to build and strengthen diversity, not only at the school of nursing but at the entire university. During its seven-year NCIN grant period, the school strengthened its mentorship and leadership programs by soliciting feedback from NCIN alumni and using it to guide changes to its programs. The school has expanded its NCIN mentoring program to include other nursing students, including veterans earning their nursing degrees.


I believe this about nursing… “If nurses and all other medical professionals work in collaboration towards building healthy communities globally, the world would be a better place for generations to come."

I believe this about nursing… “It affords me the opportunity to help the poor receive better treatment.”

I believe this about nursing…”Dedication, determination, and passion ultimately lead to a successful and rewarding career in Nursing.”

 I believe this about nursing... "Nursing is sharing in others most private and vulnerable moments and in turn discovering yourself and the impact that you can have on those around you."
Now that I’ve realized the dream of becoming a nurse, my enthusiasm to take the nursing profession to the highest level that it can be has grown beyond my imagination.
Now that I’ve realized the dream of becoming a nurse, I have realized a bigger picture.