In The Spotlight.

Sensible Living for a Lifetime….

Congratulations to:

Dr. Lovely A. Thornton
Sensible Women Initiative, Inc.

Dr. Thornton is the winner of the Walden University – 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. “This honor is given each year to one alum who exemplifies Walden’s mission to effect positive social change through contributions to his or her profession, discipline, or community.” The award will be presented on Friday, July 14, 2017, at the National Harbor, Gaylord Riverside Convention Center (201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745).

Congratulations to:

Shamya Kerr
God-daughter of Maureen Campbell
SWI 1st Vice President

SWI wants to congratulate Shamya on her acceptance into the first-ever class of 5th grade applicants into Pathfinder. Our own Diamond member Shamya Kerr was awarded a scholarship to attend a 5-week summer enrichment program, known as Pathfinder at a very prestigious school in New Haven, CT known as Hopkins School.

Established in 1992, Pathfinder Hopkins School (formerly known as “Breakthrough New Haven”) is a two-year academic enrichment program that provides middle school students with the academic skills and intellectual confidence required to thrive in college preparatory high schools. Hopkins School, the 3rd oldest independent school in the country, has a distinguished history that spans more than 350 years. Hopkins is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for grades 7-12.

Shamya is 11 years old in the 5th grade and currently attends John Martinez Magnet School, New Haven, Connecticut. She continues to earn high honors throughout her school years.

Congratulations to:

Elsie Ikpot
Daughter of Nseabasi Ikpot
SWI Director of Health & Wellness

Elsie has recently been accepted into Ohio University Heritage College’s (Medical) Graduate Program. She is expected to be among their 2022 graduating class.

Prior to this placement:
Elsie was a Public Health Fellow at the Gannett Health Services Skorton Center for Health Initiatives. She graduated from Cornell University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Society and double minors in Global Health and Nutrition & Health.

During her time as an undergraduate student, she lived in Becker House (Ithaca, New York) for three years where she served as an active citizen for two consecutive years. Elsie then went on to complete a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Studies under Cornell University’s Division of Nutritional Sciences in May of 2016. Through this program she learned and mastered transferable clinical, academic, social, and professional skills.

Elsie has travelled to Ibadan, Nigeria as a Fulbright Scholar through the Yoruba Group Projects Abroad; to Moshi, Tanzania through the Cornell Global Health Summer Program; and to Petersfield, Jamaica three times through the Carl Becker House Jamaica Spring Break course.

These experiences helped to deepen and broaden her cultural competency, critical thinking, empathy, and knowledge of global contexts. As a Public Health Fellow she will be involved in public health and research initiatives surrounding sexual assault, alcohol awareness, hazing, and mental health. She plans to earn an MD/MPH focusing on global public health for women, children, and teenagers.