Madison House Volunteers

RECORD NUMBER OF UVA SCHOLARS RECEIVE FULBRIGHTS

RECORD NUMBER OF UVA SCHOLARS RECEIVE FULBRIGHTS

Eight Madison House Volunteers Receive Fulbright Scholarships:

Shree Baphna

“I think of it as a way for me to understand the power and value behind immersion,” Baphna said. “My future career in public health may involve attempting to understand the experience of other people so that I can figure out what is the best way to help them access the resources they need. For that, I need to have knowledge on how to best communicate with them. More so than that, I must learn how to understand the people I am working with so as to respect who they are and where they come from.”

CLASS AWARDS PRESENTED AT VALEDICTORY EXERCISES FRIDAY

CLASS AWARDS PRESENTED AT VALEDICTORY EXERCISES FRIDAY

Corinne Singh, an anthropology major, received the Community Service Award. Early in her undergraduate career, Singh learned that the Charlottesville Free Clinic lacked clinicians to draw blood samples. In response, Singh trained for and earned a phlebotomy certificate and began volunteering weekly at the clinic, serving a critical need. She also has inspired fellow students to become involved with Madison House’s Special Olympics program and with the emergency department at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.

“The Charlottesville community is healthier and better off thanks to her service,” [trustee Mariana Brazao] stated.

GOLDWATER FOUNDATION TAPS THREE UVA UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

GOLDWATER FOUNDATION TAPS THREE UVA UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

She is a researcher working in labs in the biology, biomedical engineering and neurological surgery departments. Also a Madison House volunteer, she is a founder and head program director of the Creative Learning After School and Summer Program; a program director with Madison House Medical Services; a member of the Madison House HELP Line Outreach Team….