University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
School leaders said they had no doubt the NCIN scholars would continue to develop their leadership and professional skills and to become “movers and shakers.”


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 Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Erica Blanco
Brittani Cook
Gillian Flanigan
Benjamin Goodrum
Benjamin Hart
Geron Johnson
Sean Luis
Anastashia Magee
Leonard Mancini
Autumn Nelson
Irina Pekareva-Kochergina
Diana Pliego Stout
Christina Sanchez
Michael "Misho" Stawnychy
Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Steven Augustine
Lisa Gillette
Brandi Gregge
Tabitha Hymans
Ahmad Johnson
Jason Lee
Chen Der Low
Annemarie Marrou
Nicole Ofori-Atta
Safiyyah Okoye
Antonette Shaw
Dacey Stratton
Caroll Tipian
Jeffrey Yenor
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Dawn Lavene
Mohammed Mojadidi
Paul Nguyen
Joselle Palacios
Leandra Santos
Scott Schmidt
Wesley Stratton
David Tran
Chee Vang
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Kweku Arko-Gilbert
Zamia Diaz
Jessica Gill
Natasha Hoyte
Brian Lin
Mario Lozada
Derrick McAdams
Amber Lynn Ramos
Crystal Saucedo
Roxanne Sebeny
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Anamaria Booker
Raquel Montalvan
Edwin Ramirez
Gabriel Schwartz
Lisa Seng
Yosmel Serrano
Kyle Weinberger
Jonathan Yan
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
Jorge Alvarez
Wannaporn Boonseng
Sheavone Boyd
Daniel Ewing
Benjamin Offenberg
Early in the awards process, college leaders noticed NCIN scholars’ enthusiasm for and commitment to nursing and their interest in becoming leaders. Several scholars worked in the United Community Clinic— a student-staffed health clinic for people of all ages and ethnicities that offers health screenings, physical examinations, counseling, and other services. NCIN scholars with athletic interests moved beyond the campus to coach and mentor youth in nearby communities. In general, NCIN students were active in the school and joined a range of groups and committees, often assuming leadership roles.


This I believe about nursing… “Nursing is about the integration of all parts of well-being, and that is why it is the path for me.”

I believe this about nursing…“The nursing profession will continue to revolutionize the provision of healthcare to underserved populations.”

I believe this about nursing… “Nursing is not just a career; it is a vocation. For this reason, not all who aspire to become nurses are successful in doing so.”

I believe this about nursing… it’s about helping people thrive even during the toughest times in life.

I believe this about nursing...we care to change our patients, our community, and the world.