S: Class of 2011 Memory Book
BC: Class of 2011 Memory Book
FC: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | Class of 2011 | Barry University School Of Podiatric Medicine
2: Dr. Alan E. Sotelo Hometown: Stamford, CT "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~Aristotle To my beautiful wife, for having patiently endured endless days of clinic, countless hours of studying and numerous sleepless nights, without your support, advice and loving devotion I couldn’t have done it without you. Today this day is just as much yours as it is mine. To my compassionate and understanding mother, you showed me patience and temperance in the face of frustration and disappointment while teaching me the importance of tolerance and empathy toward others. It is your benevolence and altruism that continues to inspire me. To my eloquent father, it is your wisdom and poise that has set for me a high standard of excellence through hard work, dedication and discipline. Today that standard remains high as your noble example continues to teach me perseverance and above all, eternal patience. To my baby sister, your palpable presence and constant protection fills me with comfort and confidence in knowing that you will not let me fall. The courage you showed in your darkest hour is a powerful reminder to always keep my head up as the impending tempest approaches. Thank you all.
3: Dr. Annabelle Santos-Dookie Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada “If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will” – Spud Webb First and foremost I would like to thank God who makes all good things possible. I would like to say a special thank you to my parents. Mom and Dad, thank you for your endless love and support. I love you both very much! To my mother and father in-law, thank you for being such a big part of our lives. We wouldn’t have made it without you. To my sisters, my family and friends, thank you for always being there for me. To Duane, thank you for your understanding, your love, and most of all, for believing in me. I love you. Congratulations class of 2011.
4: Dr. Brooke M. Dix M.S Hometown: St. Louis, MO ”You know more than you think you know.” “You are only as good as the people around you.” Leadership: Two time recipient, APMSA Educational Foundation Scholarship , Recipient of BUSPM Dean’s Scholarship Award 2009-2010, Recipient, Leadership Award Scholarship, Florida Podiatric Medical Student Association 2008-2009, Selected as a distinguished alumnus/student of Barry University by the Annual Fund Committee, Selected to represent BU as featured student on the back cover of Barry University’s magazine, as well as BUSPM Med-express publication, Miami Heat Team Yearbook 2010, and on title page of WWW.BARRY.EDU, AACPM's DPM Mentors Network; Student Mentor, Founding member, Vice-President, President & VP of Clinical Medicine Alpha Gamma Kappa (AGK), Organized and implemented the first student-ran homeless podiatry clinic at the Community Partnership Homeless Shelter in Homestead, FL: Members of AGK continue to manage this clinic, Executive Member FPMSA, Secretary BUSPM Sports Medicine Club, BUSPM/ AMPSA Women’s Basketball Team. I worked the past 4 years as a tutor for Minority Scholarship Research and undergraduate biology departments at BU in physiology and organic chemistry. Future ambitions: I will continue to take an active role in recruiting potential students for podiatric medicine as a career. Beyond residency, I hope to not only to practice podiatric medicine, but also to teach future podiatric medical students. Thank you to my Mom, Dad, my lil’ sisters Evy and Nina and my lil brother Nima for all your love and support, financially or otherwise;) Thank you to my great friends Debbie, Heather, and Vivi for always understanding when I had to study. Thank you to my Godfather, Larry for introducing me to scientific research at a very young age. I am also thankful for all the wonderful unique friendships that have developed with several of my classmates over the last 4 years. You guys made these years go by so fast, and also made them FUN! Esp. thanks to the original “Brew Crew”. Thanks to all my frat brethren. Keep AGK strong! Thanks to Rena, Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Shaw and Dr. Losito for always being an ally. Lastly, I must thank Dr. Nelson for your understanding and compassion during all the trying times.
5: Dr. Daniel E. Recalde Hometown: North Hollywood, California Some people believe soccer is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.-Bill Shankly Leadership: Captian of the Pod Squad Intramural Soccer team, World's Greatest Dad, 2 years running , and Member of the No Cussing Club Future ambitions: To teach the Italians how to properly perform a PNA I could have not completed this journey without the love and undying support of my wife and daughter who put up with my bad attitude and stress these several years. My family is my life, and without them I am not much. I love you guys!
6: Dr. David Auguste Hometown: North Miami, FL ”In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path”- Proverbs 3:6. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, it is a habit”- Aristotle. Leadership: Class President First I give thanks to God for all the blessings that have I’ve received throughout the years and the many more to come. I thank my mother and my aunt for their continued support and encouragement throughout my education. To my brothers, I hope to be a source of encouragement to continue pursuing what seems to be unattainable, reaching for higher goals in life. I am also thankful for the many friends I’ve met and individuals that have influenced my life, positive or negative, because I was able to learn and grow as an individual along the way. It’s been a long tireless journey getting here to my doctorate and I hope to continue onward and upward in my success.
7: Dr. DeAndrea Yvonne Duffus Hometown: Port Saint Lucie, Florida “It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” Where to begin? So many thank yous are in order. First I must thank my Lord and Saviour whom with out none of this would be possible. To my parents you inspired me achieve, you were role models for whom I could model my life after, you are my everything. It is because of you I have been able to achieve my dreams, and a simple thank you will never be enough. I love you both with all my hearts. Shamona, closest friend. What would I do without you? I love you with all my heart, sister. To my fellow classmates the memories with you will always be embedded into my memories. I wish you all the best.
8: Dr. Desiree Mayo Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida "No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction." Leadership: Vice- President Class of 2011 - 2007-2011, President –American Association of Women Podiatrists – 2008-2009, Dr. Marvin and Ruth Steinberg Scholarship- 2010, American Association of Women Podiatrists – Founder’s Scholarship – 2010, APMA Education Foundation– Darco International Inc.- 2010 Future ambitions: Owning my own practice, lead by example as a woman podiatrist and to live a happy accomplished life. Thank you to my family and friends for never giving up and believing in me. I may not show it but it means more to me than life itself. Knowing I have the love, faith and support in my decisions in life is a rewarding feeling. Thanks for being my cheerleaders because without you guys I wouldn’t be in the position that I am in today
9: Dr. Erin Robles Hometown: Parkland, Florida ”Look up, get up, and don’t ever give up.”-Michael Irvin Leadership: PICA 2010 Group Scholarship Award, and Class of 2011 Secretary
10: Dr. Evan K. Yoo Hometown: Seattle, WA I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
11: Dr. Grant Swenson Hometown: Grand Junction, CO "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment" – Jim Rohn I want to thank my family and friends and all those who have supported me in my life. I especially need to thank my wonderful wife, Genie, for being such a support and always motivating me to become better each day. I love you Genie.
12: Dr. Hana Finn Hometown: Hollywood, FL "Be the change that you want to see in the world. " - Mohandas Gandhi
13: Dr. Jaclyn Beth Marino Hometown: Friendswood, TX The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going- Emerson Leadership: Adjunct Professor at Barry University teaching in the MPH program I would like to say a special “thank you” to my parents who have supported me in every way throughout the years. Thank you, Mom & Dad, for everything you have done for me to help me complete my journey through school! Your unending support is the reason for my success. I would also like to thank Giustino for making my life outside of podiatry school a true adventure. The nightly gourmet dinners and weekend excursions with you have made my time in Miami the moments that I will remember most.
14: Dr. Jasmaine N. Shelford Hometown: Norfolk, VA "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love...love never fails"-The Apostle Paul "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country"-JFK Leadership: APMSA c/o 2011 delegate, FPHA Barry University representative, Foot and Ankle Podopediatric Student Association (Podopeds club) Founder and Past Vice President Future ambitions: I will make a positive contribution to the world of Podiatric Medicine. I would first like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I really would not be in the place I am today without His guidance and instruction. I would also like to thank all my friends and family. They have been a tremendous support group since I was a child; very thankful for all of them. Like Jaheim said, "I'm so glad they believe in me cause the love it gives me energy. And without them I wouldn't make it, so I have to keep pressing on, on, and on." And finally I would like to thank my classmates. You guys have really been second family to me. I took you all for granted until I was away from you guys for so long during externships; I truly love each and everyone of you. I wish you all the success and more.
15: Dr. Jherica W. Readus Hometown: Canton, MS “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13 ”Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”. Isaiah 40:31 What would we do without family and friends? Can’t live with them and definitely can’t live without them. Thank you to all of my family and friends for walking with me during this process. Your words of encouragement and even the “tough love” helped carry me through. I achieved this accomplishment on the shoulders of all of you. Thanks so much for all of the love and support!!
16: Dr. Jonathan Ross Selbst Hometown: Weston, Florida One word which you never want to hear from your surgeon or barber”WOOPS!” Leadership: Pi Delta Honor Society, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Executive Board, Treasurer of Barry’s Podiatric Class of 2011, and Barry University President’s List for Scholastic Excellence I would like to thank my parents, Arlene and Kenneth, for their continued support throughout my four years at Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine. I would also like to thank my fiancé and future wife, Marissa Torgow, for her patience, dedication, and commitment throughout this challenging process. I am appreciative for them giving me the guidance and encouragement I needed during my toughest times of medical schooling. I would not have been able to perform at the level which I did without them, and for that I am grateful. And to all of my classmates who were there in the entertaining times as well as the dreadful times, thanks for making the four years at Barry incredibly memorable!
17: Dr. Joshua Britt Hometown: Denham Springs, LA “May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead." First I would like to thank my wife Bradie for all her love and support, I love you. Thanks to all my friends and family who supported me during school. Thanks to all my friends, it was a great run and we made some really great memories. Thanks to Sadie and Spooley for being Sadie and Spooley. Thanks to all the professors and attendings who taught me so much. And a special shout out to the 4 Horsemen.
18: Dr. Katy Walters Hometown: Dallas, TX “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes you great.” -Lowell Ganz I want to thank my dad, Larry, my mom, Susan, and my sister, Sissy, for their support and encouragement over all my years. I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing family. Without you I would not be here. I love you all. And I want to thank the love of my life, Drew, for always believing in me and making me strive to be my best, not for anyone else, but for myself. I love you.
19: Dr. Katherine Machado Hometown: Bogota, Colombia “Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so.” Marcia Wieder Leadership: President of Hispanic Podiatric Medical Association (HPMSA) 2008-2009, President of Foot and Ankle Podopediatrics Student Association (FAPSA) 2009-2010, Secretary and Treasurer of ACFAS student chapter (aka surgery club) 2008-2010, Treasurer of Asian and Pacific Islanders Association of Podiatric Medical Students (APAPS) 2008-2010 I would like to thank my husband for embarking with me in this journey, for being so understanding, for putting up with me during those long studying nights and times of stress, and for his endless support throughout my medical career. I would also like to thank my mom, dad, and sister for being such a great family, for encouraging me to be successful and for always believing in me, and for all their support throughout these four years. I also want to thank my friends Annabelle and Luis for always been there when I needed them. Meeting you guys was one of the best parts of podiatry school. You are one-of-a kind. It’s a blessing to have such good friends in my life. Finally I would like to thank my professors for their support and for helping me become a good doctor.
20: Dr. Kelli Marie Ashe Hometown: Evans, Georgia “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou Like others through this academic journey, I have overcome many challenges and unveiled personal strengths. But most of all, I have developed friendships with many that will go beyond Barry. To those: thank you for being dependable, trustworthy, caring, and most of all fun loving. I would like to express my gratitude and love to my mom and dad, who have been my strong foundation to believe in myself and always strive forward. I am sincerely grateful to God for giving me such loving family and caring friends. With the guidance and wisdom of the academic faculty, Barry has prepared us well. I am grateful knowing, I can turn to them for sound advice or a friendly hello in the future. We have now closed a chapter in our lives and our about to open a new one. We have survived!!! I plan to step through the threshold self-assured and eager to undertake the new demands that are before us. Congratulations to Class of 2011! God bless and I wish you all the best!
21: Dr. Kelli O. Stevens Hometown: Houston, TX “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain.” Thank you to my family and friends! I could not have done this without you behind me! I love you!
22: Dr. Kristina Nicole Barreiro Hometown: Miami, FL “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” –1 Corinthians 13:13 Leadership: President of Alpha Gamma Kappa Podiatric Fraternity, May 09-May 2010; Historian of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, May 09-May 2010; Vice President of Clinical Medicine of Alpha Gamma Kappa Podiatric Fraternity, May 08- May 09; Vice President of Student National Podiatric Medical Association, May 08- May 09; Founding Officer, Pledge master of Alpha Gamma Kappa Podiatric Fraternity, Sept.07- May 08; Second Place Award at Annual ACFAS Conference in Las Vegas for poster presentation of Variations in the Clinical Presentation of Malignant Melanoma in the Foot. (February 2010) First and foremost, I want to thank God. Through His love and guidance I am able to say I am a DPM Graduate. I want to thank my parents. Dad and Mom, I cannot even begin to tell you how thankful I am for having you and our amazing relationship in my life. You have molded me into the woman I am. Your love and support have guided me throughout my life and is with me always. Taylor, my love, you are my strength. I have never met a man as wonderful as you. Thank you for always encouraging me and showing me what true love is. Lilly, bestie, we have been through so much these four years. Thank you for always listening to me and being my accomplice in our crazy adventures but above all for always being there for me when I needed a friend. To my guardian angels in Heaven, mis Abuelos Barreiro, Abuelos Aguilera, Tia, y Padrino, los extraños pero se que ustedes estan conmigo siempre, guiandome desde el cielo.
23: Dr. Lincoln Valentine Lowe Hometown: Bridgeport, CT Future ambitions: I will use my God-given abilities to help others strive towards and achieve improvement as it pertains to lower extremity and overall health. Thanks to God, the all-powerful Creator, for helping me through podiatric medical school and for His continued guidance.
24: Dr. Luis A. Rodriguez Hometown: San German, Puerto Rico "What we do in life echoes in eternity, My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Leadership: Vice-president and treasurer of the Hispanic Podiatric Medical Student Association , Clinical Podiatric Faculty Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship Award, President’s List for Scholastic Excellence, Teacher Assistant Anatomy Laboratory, Submit research paper for publication Variations of the Origin of the Arcuate Artery Future ambitions: I hope to return to my country, Puerto Rico in order to give back to my community with the help they need. I want to use all the knowledge that the Lord allowed me to obtain during this past 4 years for His purpose and will. I am one of six siblings all born and raised in Puerto Rico. My siblings and I are first generation college students. All our achievements and success we owe to our parents whose efforts and hard work kept our family moving ahead together with love. For me to leave my family and my country was not something easy but thanks to God, I'm here and I've done it, with the help of God, my family, wife and friends. I would like to say thanks to all the professors and doctors who helped me throughout this journey specially, Dr. Pemsingh, Dr. Singh and Dr. Sesodia. With their help, support and encouragement me and my friends were able to go beyond what is usually expected from a podiatry student. To Dr. Southerland thank you for teaching me what really means to be a good clinician. To my colleagues and friends I wish you the best and also know you can count on me, to all of you the best. My parents Gilberto Rodriguez and Gertrudis Anaya I love you. My wife Carissa thanks you for being with me running the good run that will take us together to meet our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven.
25: Dr. Mary Clare Zavada Hometown: Crofton, MD “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tse A special thank to all my friends and family that have been there for me through this adventure of many ups and downs. I would have never made it without you!
26: Dr. Nicholas Noah Hometown: Graham, NC "There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart; purse those." Annonymous Leadership: AGNES Poster competition- 1st place and AGK Future ambitions: I would like to travel to Mars. It is difficult to put into words how grateful I am to have such a loving and caring family. Your support is irreplaceable in my life and has been unwavering through my personal ups and downs. I would also like to extend my thoughts to the tromboners; keep it rusty gentlemen, been a real pleasure
27: Dr. Nicole Dabul Hometown: Ft.Lauderdale, Fl. ” Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are” My parents are my best friends. Thank you mom and pop for always being there for me, for giving me that extra push when I needed it, for believing in me and always supporting me. I appreciate everything you both do for me. I have become the person I am today because of both of you. I love you guys so much. Jackie I love you little sis. I will always be your annoying older sister that tells you what to do, and watches over you. You are an amazing person, don’t ever change. “Sister Theory” would not be possible without you. Love you Jacko. I will always be there for you.
28: Dr. Pauline Song Seymour Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa “Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” - Joshua J Marine I want to Thank God for giving me the strength, wisdom, and guidance to overcome all the adversity in my life to get me to where I am today. Thanks to my family - Dad, Mom, Tom, and Jon for your continual love and support and for my driven personality. Thanks to my grandparents - Vern and Sharon for all your love and prayers. Thanks to Tyler for your unconditional love and understanding. You have been there for me through the good times and bad. Thanks to my friends at Barry - Annabelle, MC, Lilly, Josh, Hana, Kelli A., and Kristina especially, for being there for me, believing in me, and for the wonderful memories. Your friendship will always be cherished. Thanks to my best friend, Christine, for being you. I also want to give Thanks to the professors and mentors for their patience, motivation, and encouragement to help me succeed in my journey.
29: Dr. Peter Highlander Hometown: Castalia, Ohio “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” - Thomas Edison I would like to thank my parents who instilled the importance of hard work in me from an early age. My parents implanted a goal oriented philosophy based on discipline, dedication and self-assessment. My parents have always been my biggest fans and I would not be where I am today without them. I would also like to thank my sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Dusten. Instrumental in my last four years, they’re love of life and dedication to family and friends is unsurpassed. Finally, I will forever be indebted to my wife, Lindsey. She is the exemplification of sacrificial love. She humbly moved away from home, family and friends so I could fulfill my dream. She supported us financially with the hope of a better life. She has augmented my faith when I was discouraged and celebrated my accomplishments. She humbly gave up countless ‘date nights’ so I could finish research and remained at home so I could travel the country on externships. I am convinced I could have never achieved so much without her love, dedication and sacrifice.
30: Dr. Ramin Nadjafi Hometown: Orlando, FL "You learn something new everyday, I learned that one day" I would like to thank my family and wife for all their love and support.
31: Dr. Randall C. Thomas Jr. Hometown: Wilmington, NC “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” – John Wooden Future ambitions: In the future I strive to keep a life balance of religion, family, and friends while also being a well-rounded Podiatric Surgeon. In the immediate future I plan to obtain the best surgical residency training I can. As an Attending I’d like to be involved in research, affiliated with a residency or fellowship program, and have a focus in reconstructive surgery. Ultimately, I want to be able to treat clinically or surgically any ailment of the foot and ankle that I come across from in-grown nails to total ankle replacements. I’d like to thank all of my family, friends, and classmates for their support and encouragement throughout my education. I’d especially like to thank the following people: my wife and daughter for giving me balance in life while also being my motivation, my parents for their help throughout my life and teaching me that through hard work and dedication you can accomplish your goals, my in-laws for taking me into their family and for their endless support of our professional pursuits, my grandparents for a foundation of faith and values, and my longtime friends for giving me perspective and encouragement. I’d also like to thank all of the mentors, teachers, professors, coaches, preceptors, etc who went out of their way to help and guide me from Kindergarten to now 20th Grade! And thank you Barry University for giving me the opportunity to have a fulfilling career as a Doctor!
32: Dr. Sidharth Reddy Hometown: Orlando, FL “Fear not when, fear not why, fear not much while we’re alive, life is for living not living up tight.” – Jay-Z Future ambitions: My only true ambition is to always make time for, and always make the most of my time with, family and friends. Thank you to my parents, without whose help I would definitely not be where I am today as a person or as a professional, your support is truly selfless and unwavering and that is all a son could ask for. Thank you to my wife Palavi, who stood by my side through my years in school, you truly helped me get through my toughest times. Thank you to my parents-in-law, who were never hesitant to give me their blessings and best wishes.
33: Dr. Timothy Caballes Hometown: Miami Shores, Florida “Today I'm standing at the edge of tomorrow. From here the future looks bright for me. And it's all up to me how far I go. It's my time to breakaway. I'm standing at the edge of tomorrow . . . Today, Today, Today! (and fade out.) – Saved By The Bell – College Years Theme Song I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for all their support and encouragement ever since I was a little Timmy. You both are the reason why I’ve been so successful in life. Robby, you are the best and only brother I have ever had, thanks Robster. To all my other friends, thank you for all your support throughout these many long years, you guys are awesome. And to the friends I’ve made here at Barry, you guys are the best. We’ve made many memories together and we’ve come so far. We deserve this! I love all you guys. I hope I’ve made all of you proud. Now let’s go out and pay some student loans and show the world our awesomeness!
34: Dr. Quynh Tram N. Nguyen Hometown: Euless, Texas “Voici mon secret. Il est trs simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le cur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.” --Antoine de Saint Exupéry Leadership: President of ACFAS (Student Chapter): 2nd place in poster competition at the ACFAS National Conference 2010 Thank you to Dad, Mom, Vy, and Raul for the support and encouragement throughout the years! To my friends in podiatry school, I love you and wish you all the best of luck in the future
35: Dr. Wesley Drew Chapman Hometown: Lake Placid, Florida “I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” - George S. Patton Future ambitions: To be a successful husband, father and podiatric physician. I would like to thank my parents and my brother for their unending love and support my entire life. I would also like to thank the love of my life Jessica who has always supported and motivated me to be the best that I could.
36: Dr. Youssef M. Aoun Hometown: Detroit, Michigan ”Dedication without Talent is a Daydream, Talent without Dedication is a Nightmare”- Coach Ditka Future ambitions: Being the best Doctor of Podiatry I can be and establishing a successful private practice. Most importantly, being a husband and father and raising a beautiful healthy family. I definitely have to thank everyone in my family for being there for me while their brother and son has been away from home for 4 years trying to accomplish something special. I couldn’t have done this without their support and commitment. I would also like to thank Dr. Ali Safiedine for not only being my mentor, but an older brother to me. Last but not least Id like to thank my friends, most notably Rafat, Samer, Farhat, Rabee, and Saadallah for keeping me grounded and humble and never letting me forget where I came from.
37: Dr. Kendra Janelle Williba Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow" Albert Einstein All thanks and praises to God, the creator and sustainer of us all. My success is not my own. It is shared by all of those who have supported me on this journey. Special thanks to my mother for your continued guidance and encouragement. Thanks to my future husband for being by me and supporting me through the good time and the bad times, the ups and the downs. Thank you for never letting me give up. And to my special aunt and uncle, Julia and Kenneth, I say you guys are the best! I love all of you!
38: Dr. Rose-Mary Mbibong Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Future ambitions: I wish to be a residency director in the future. In addition, I would love to have a non- profit organization that would help and provide Podiatric Medical Services to poor children in the world. Special thanks to my loving husband, Eric, and my blessed kids Afa, Abong and Azi for the help, patience and support they provided to me during my studies. Thanks to all my brothers, sisters, parents, friends and classmates who stood by me in good and bad times. In addition, I wish to extend my heart-filled appreciation to all Barry professors for the time and knowledge they invested in me. Special thanks to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. May Your name be glorified forever.
39: Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari Hometown: Coppell, TX "If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you always got. Try something different." Leadership: AAPPM President, SNPMA President, ACFAS Vice-President, AGK Secretary, Dean’s List Dec ’09 & May ’10, & FPMSA leadership Award (Mar ’09, Mar ’10) Podiatry School has had its ups and downs and has definitely been a challenging experience. Looking back, it is worth every sleepless night and every vacation missed, because ultimately there lays the great prize of becoming a doctor, a dream that I have had since childhood. I have to thank god for giving me the courage and ability to get through the hard times. My parents have always been there for me with their support and encouraging words. My lovely fiancé, Arash, for being my back bone and helping me see the light at the end of the tunnel when things got rough. My brother, Nima, for making me laugh every single day. Kristina, Mahsa, and Sima for being my best friends and believing in me. Mary Clare, for being the best study buddy anyone could ever have. Pauline, Tram, Jasmaine and Han, along with everyone else that I have mentioned above made Podiatry school a joy and the most memorable 4 years of my life. Congratulations to the Class of 2011.
40: Dr. Stephen Allen Boykins Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska Future ambitions: To continue my medical training with a 3 year surgical residency and further my medical education and training with a fellowship and publications. Also I have future plans of a marriage and family with my fiancé and opening my own practice. I would like to thank God, because without him none of this would be possible. I would also to give a very special thank you to my mother, retired Lieutenant Colonel and Nurse Anesthetist Mildred Boykins . “Ms. Boykins has given thousands of hours to community service through her numerous national, local and church organizations. “My mother has always and continues to inspire me to be the best person I could be, through word and by her example. I love you Mom and thank you for being so amazing. I would also like to extend a special thank you to my fiancé, my family, my friends and professionals for their unwavering support in my pursuit of this achievement. Thank you Ana Musicante, Lillie Johnson, Bernice Wilkins, Rufus and Dorothy Brown, Derrick Brown and family, Arturo Acosta , Yelena Harris, Irma Wejuli , Brant and Stacy Dunaway, Linda Rowan, Dr. Cllifford O’ Connor DPM, Dr. Percy Nelson DPM, and Dr. Albert Armstrong DPM. Thank you very much!
41: Dr. Riquel Gonzalez | Dr. John Patrick Marion | Dr. Garry Yu-Jen Liao | Dr. Stephen Wigley, IV | Dr. Ngoc Han Thi Pham | Dr. David J. Liss
42: Dr. Terry Leroy Robertson | Dr. Avia Reuveni | Dr. Bryan Christopher Swift | Dr. Deryck Romeo Fernandez | Dr. Aldo M. González | Dr. Anthony J. Tacoma
43: Not Pictured Dr. Eric VonHerbulis | Dr. Steven Shi Young Sung | Dr. Hyun K. Kang
44: Special Thanks To Class of 2011 Photos by Goguen Titorya Stover, Editor- BUSPM FPMSA Historian