Dean and Chief Academic Officer H. William Craver III delivered the keynote address while Clinical Professor of Surgery Frank Jones, Sr.,
MD shared remarks about his life as a physician. Obianuju Nwamah (DO ‘ 21) performed
“What a Wonderful World” during the April 13 ceremony.
R. Bryan Ginn, Jr., chief campus officer at GA-PCOM and faculty sponsor for the chapter, spoke of the
fraternity’s commitment to service.
“The members of Zeta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Sigma Phi are highly committed to community
service, taking actions to support organizations where they make a significant and
positive impact all while focusing intently on their academic performance as medical
students,” Ginn said. “These members are truly selfless servants of other's needs
and it shows."
GA-PCOM’s Zeta Alpha chapter members raised funds and volunteered for several community
service projects last year. The chapter raised more than $3,500 for the Make-A-Wish
Foundation to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Georgia.
In addition, chapter members hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive, volunteered with the
Nehemiah Project to help retired veterans and partnered with GA-PCOM’s chapter of
the Christian Medical and Dental Association to volunteer at the Grace Clinic in Clarkston,
Outgoing executive board members Mahtab Parham, president; Sara Jananeh, vice president;
Alexis De La Cruz, secretary; Nikki Mitchell, treasurer; Nathan Anisko, editor; and
Kaylyn Guthrie, community service chair planned the induction ceremony.
Incoming executive board members include Jonathan Selzman, president; Akila Raja,
vice president; Alexandra Himes, secretary; Kajal Patel, treasurer; Kylie Alberts,
editor; and Olga Vacariuc, community service chair.
Founded in 1921 in Kirksville, Missouri, Sigma Sigma Phi’s objectives and purposes
include furthering the science of osteopathic medicine and its standards of practice,
improving the scholastic standing and promoting a higher degree of fellowship among
its students, and bringing about a closer relationship and understanding between student
bodies and college faculty members.
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500.
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