Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine - Achilles Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)
- Class of 2009
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CHARLES E. KRAUSZ LIBRARY
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE EIGHTH AT RACE STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
school of podiatric medicine
8th Race Streets. Philadelphia PA 19107 www.podiatry.temple.edu(TEMPLE)Podiatry
Class of 2009(014) Class of 2010 (108) Class of 2011 (128) Class of 2012 (148) Clubs (168) Faculty Staff (174) Advertisements (182)
2009 AchillesTemple University School of Podiatric Medicine
I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity.
1 will give respect and gratitude to my deserving teachers.
I will practice medicine with conscience and dignity.
The health and life of my patient will be my first consideration.
I will hold in confidence all that my patient confides in me.
I will maintian the honor and the noble traditions of the medical profession.
My colleagues will be my family.
I will not permit considerations of race, religion, nationality, party politics
or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.
I will maintain the utmost respect for human life.
Even under threat, I will not use my knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity.
These promises I make fully and upon my honor.Ul
These following fundamental beliefs are expressed as standards of ethical conduct and propriety of podiatrists, individually and collectively with patients, colleagues, members of allied health professions, and the public:
To render service to humanity with impartial respect for the dignity of man.
To provide a full and complete measure of professional service and attention to patients in the practice of Podiatric Medicine.
To unhesitatingly serve consultation in difficult or doubtful circumstances where it appears that the quality of service and therapy to the patientcan be enhanced.
To continue the improvement of knowledge and skills for the benefit of patients and professions.
To conduct the practice of Podiatry as a credit to the profession.
To never accept limitations that might destroy or interfere with the exercise of best judgement and skills or the quality of performance.
To regard the confidence and information received from patients with professional care and understanding.
To fully offer service and participate in the health programs for the public in keeping with the integrity of the profession.
2009 AchillesTemple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Glenn aufseeser. zachary ritter. Marianne ravert
Dear Clinical and Academic Faculty, Staff, Classmates and Friends,
It is our genuine pleasure to present you with this 2009 Achilles Yearbook. Countless hours of study and “extracurricular" time have been foregone to produce this edition. In that, we hope to have created a book that truthfully captured some of the moments that made this year special to you.
We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to our advisor, Mr. David Martin, as well as our Cooke Publishing Representative, Lisa Buscaglia, without whom this book would merely be a collection of photos lazily strew n about the floor of our yearbook office. Their efforts, while often overlooked, are truly appreciated.
To those classes arriving after us (2010, 2011,2012) we offer this advice...take it all in. Before you stretch an infinite number of possibilities, and, while it is easy to look narrowly toward your next step, relish those already taken. Cultivate friendships, seize new opportunities and learn from past experiences. But, most importantly, be the change you seek. Don't rely on others to carry our profession... lift it up yourself.
Finally, to our classmates we say thank you. Thank you for our shared joys and sorrows. Thank you for your encouragement and effort. While our time here has seemingly become a surreal blur in the shadows of our minds, we shall be forever joined by this common experience as friends and colleagues. In the words of Dr. Boyd, “earn- on for podiatry.”
Thank you all.
Marianne, Glenn and Zachtemple university school of podiatric medicine
CIAN OF THE YEAR
To the Class of 2009
First and foremost, congratulations on your graduation from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. It is an honor to receive this award, and it has been rewarding for me to have been a part of your training. The past four years have provided a foundation of knowledge that will continue to grow as you complete your residencies and embark on professional careers. Although you are finished your formal education, your education will not end here. Be mindful of everything you will learn not only from other practitioners, but also from patients. Share your knowledge with the profession by publishing articles or mentoring future students and residents. A highlight of my career has been the opportunity to be involved in the education of future Podiatric Physicians. May your professional and personal lives be full of success and happiness.
Associate ProfessorTemple University School of Podiatric Medicine
John A. Mattiacci.D.P.M.
To the Graduating ('lass of 2009:
This year marks the forty-third commencement ceremony of our school. It is with a sense of pleasure that I write this letter to the Class of 2009. Each of you has just completed the most challenging four years of your lives and I take pride in congratulating you. More than that, however. I want to tell you that you are the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
While it is true that we have clinics, laboratories, classrooms and dormitories, a school without the vibrant energy of the student is a building whose purpose has disappeared. You arrived at TUSPM at a time of evolution You have seen new faculty, upgrading of facilities and the progress that be part of Temple’s Health Sciences affords. During the past four years, this was your school, but in a larger sense, you became the school.
As you begin post graduate training and leave us here in Philadelphia, you lake the school with you. You will forever be identified as 3 Temple University graduate. TUSPM and you will always be connected. We have gi cn you the finest education in the nation. We have given you clinical experience that is uncqualcd in our profession and we have given you the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.
Now it is your turn. Because you will always be a TUSPM graduate, we look to you to cany that degree with competence, compassion, and success. You now enter a career in which your patient and his or her condition will demand your expertise As you enter practice and develop roots in the community that you choose, I ask that you never forget the roots that you leave here at TUSPM
You have earned the right to wear the degree that we have bestowed upon you with pnde. I challenge you to use that degree to the benefit of both your practice and your alma matter as those who gave gone before you have done. 1 want you to become active with your alumni association and maintain connection with your classmates. Your alumni peers have generously endow ed scholarships for the benefit of TUSPM students and have giv en of their financial resources for the continual upgrading of TUSPM. I want you to come back to Philadelphia to visit us periodically and I want you to visit us on the web consistently. Wherever you go in you life, you take our name and you remain our graduate. Never forget that because we will never forget you and the time that vou have spent here.
Go now and apply those skills that you gained here. Be diligent. Be tenacious. Be inquisitive and be successful. You are now a permanent part of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Congratulations! On behalf of the faculty, it is my pleasure to congratulate you on your successful completion of an intense and demanding educational program. During your four years you have faced challenges and found ways to accomplish your goals. As you leave the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine to begin your careers as Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, you are well prepared to deliver to your patients the highest quality care available.
It is my hope that your profession provides you with the challenges and rewards that come from sendee to others. Continue to be life long learners so that you can provide state of the art care for your patients.
Good luck and best wishes for a happy and successful life.
James Burke, ph.D.
To The Class of 2009
ames P. Burke. Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
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ASSISTANT DEAN FOR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND PROGRAM STUDY
Samuel j. Spadone, d.p.m.
Dear Members of the Class of 2009:
The time has come to say farewell. You have overcome many obstacles enroutc to this day and earned your rightful places as graduates of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Henceforth you will be fully vetted members of the profession of podiatric physicians and surgeons. Please accept my sincerest congratulations.
On reflection, what must have seemed like a long road for each of you to travel from orientation to graduation has passed so quickly for me that I scarcely know what to make of it 1 have enjoyed coming to know many of you and being of whatever service I could during your tenure here. Now I can only watch you go forth to make your marks upon the world. Know that you do so with my blessing and deepest wishes for success in your future endeavors.
1 suppose that it would be appropriate if I had a few words of wisdom to impart as you embark on the next phases of your lives in a world that has suddenly become all too unpredictable. Unfortunately, I have none to offer. However, I have every confidence that each of you will find your own way by tapping into the strength of character that gave you the resilience to cam your places in this yearbook. To be blunt. I'm not worried about any of you and I trust that the future will find my confidence justified.
As you think back upon your student days you may think of them as the best of times and the worst of times, and they were undoubtedly both at some times. Just remember that relationships do not end simply because they change. You will always be welcome to call upon us if we can be of assistance in the future and we would appreciate you're keeping us apprised of the various milestones in your lives. Good luck in all that awaits you. May you live long and prosper.
Samuel J. Spadone. D.P.M.
Assistant Dean for Institutional Research and Program Integritytemple podiatry
ASSISTANT DEAN MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Larry m. Newman,D.P.M.. FACFAS
Dear Class of 2009:
It has been my great pleasure and honor to have been associated with you as a teacher and clinician. I hope that you have fulfilled all your dreams with regard to your experiences at TUSPM.
You are definitely to be congratulated on the accomplishment of attaining the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. I have always felt that this is just the beginning of your long and fruitful journey in our profession. Medicine has grown by leaps and bounds, especially in the technological and information sectors. Your experiences will also continue to grow throughout your career.
It is vitally important that you maintain your earnest curiosity for further information and that you continue to be a valuable part of the podiatric medical community, as well as the general medical community and also your local community. I have found that in your professional career and in your own personal life the more you try to give back to your profession and to others the more successful and fulfilled you will be. Always maintain your prospective with regard to your friends and family and I once again congratulate you on your achievement. Please stay in touch with us in the coming years and always try to support your school as well.
Assistant Dean and Medical Director
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ASSISTANT DEAN FOR FINANCE ADMINISTRATION
To the School of Podiatric Medicine Graduating Class of 2009:
Congratulations for all of the hard work and diligence that has culminated with you earning the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Though there may have been times when it seemed this day would never come. 1 hope you look upon your experiences at TUSPM with fondness and pride. We are certainly proud of you!
You represent the next generation of health care professionals. Moreover, you are the future of the podiatric medical profession. Your patients expect your scientific competence and your compassion. Your peers require your leadership, wisdom and commitment to propel the practice of podiatric medicine through the 21century. Having come to know many of you of the years, I am certain that both constituencies will be very well served.
On behalf of the business and administrative staff members at the School of Podiatric Medicine, it has been our pleasure to serve you on your academic and professional journey. Our commitment to you does not end with your commencement. We hope to hear from you and will continue to support you as you advance your lives and careers.temple podiatry
PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Dear Class of 2009:
It is my great pleasure to congratulate you upon your graduation from Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine. hat a wonderful accomplishment! X c are proud to count you among our alumni, and we look forward to hearing about the outstanding contributions you will be making to the field of Podiatric Medicine and the lives of your patients.
Best wishes to you in all of your future endeavors,
Lisa Staiano-coico. ph.D.
Provost and Senior N ice President for Academic Affairs
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George Mason University BS Biology Georgetown University MS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
I would like to start off by thanking GOD .the Almighty, for having made everything possible by giving me strength, good health, amazing family and awesome friends.
To my wonderful parents: Words cannot express what you mean to me or how much I appreciate all that you have done for me. You have sacrificed so much to help me achieve my goals. Thank you for your love, guidance and all the home made Persian food (Ghormeh sabzi, kotlet, zereshk polo etc.). 1 love you both.
To my favorite sister. Sahar and my wonderful brother, Amin: Thanks for always being there for me. You both have made me really proud. You know I have your backs through thick and thin. You are the best and I love you from bottom of my heart.
To my sweet Haieh banoo aka fcrfercee: 1 love you very much. I am so grateful to have someone who cares for me so much and always encourages me to try my best. I look forward to the day when we can be together forever. I love you sweetie.
Class of 2009: It is with great pleasure I have spent the last four years with such a diverse class. I can truly say that I have only gained from the many friendships I have made and look forward to the bright future ahead of each and every one of us. Congratulations and Good luck!Olukola Adelek
University of Ibadan
BS Medical Technology and Biochemistry
CLASS OF 2009! WE DID IT
To My dearest wife. Florence and children. Esther. Victoria, Aaron and Gideon. This is for you. for your support, Perseverance and encouragement. You were awesome.
My Mother. Brother, Sisters, Friends, and Family, for your support, prayers, and encouragement. Even though, very far. but yet so near.
My teachers, for making us all. the excellent Clinicians, you are. Wc
will not disappoint you. especially
Dr. Pontious, May God reward you ahundantly.
To the glory of God. Hallow be thy name.
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BS Nursing Georgetown University. MS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Maman , Baba: I don't know how I could ever thank you. What you have done for me is beyond words. Without you and all of your help I would have never been in this place. Thanks for all the support, advices and unconditional love.
Noosha, Ilediyeh: You are the best sisters anyone can ask for. You two are a huge part of my life. Thanks for all the laughs, talks and the support you gave me. Hanging out with you during the weekends gave me energy and refueled me to go back and study.
Best of family: mamanjoon. khale. dacha . all my cousins and rest of family 1 don't know how to thank you. Each of you has been a part of my success and achievements since the day 1 moved here.
My love NA VII): Thanks for coming to my life. You made everything complete. You are the best thing that happened to me. Thanks for the patience, caring, and understanding since the first day we met. Sorry for the distance and missing a lot of birthdays and valentine days together. I can't wait to be with you forever.
AJoe: 1 couldn't do it without you. Thanks for all the studying together. You always were there for me.
Sara: My cute big! Thanks for all the help and advices during the past 4 years. I wish you the best in any aspect of your life.
My cool friends: Behnaz. Pam, Mehrnaz, Ali and Laura thanks for all the laughs and good memories.
Class of 2009: You did it! Congratulations!
Mom and Dad: If it weren't for all your love, guidance, encouragement and support you have shown me. I would never have reached this milestone in my life. You have done so much to see that I could achieve this goal. Also, thanks for leading me on this career path and teaching me the importance of dedication and hard work.
Robbie, Paige, Andrew and my Grandparents: I would like to thank you all for your help, genuine interest and generosity they always show me. Without all of you. I would not be where I am today.
To my friends: We often thought these past few years would never end. but because of the great times shared and hours at the local watering holes, we all made it through. Good luck to all of you.
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Rowan University BS Biological Science
Parents: Thank you for vour support, both emotional and often times financial. You got me through some very difficult times and I will always remember that.
Mom: You're my best friend and confidante. You and Aunt Dee were the only ones that believed this dream would ever be a reality. The fact that you never doubted me is the ultimate symbol of our close bond. These last few years have been the longest and hardest that we've ever faced but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank God for wine, girls weekends, Mexico, Pocono trips, coffee on Saturday mornings, eight phone calls a day. Phillies games with no shoes and everything else that this complicated relationship has given to us. I love you! Scott: You're the best husband that anyone could hope for. You’re unwavering support throughout the years has gotten me through this arduous task with many laughs and memories. Now it's your turn to make your dream a reality. I am behind you one hundred percent. Who knew I'd be an Army wife? You better not get deployed because I don’t think I'd be able to make it without you! They said we wouldn't make it thirty days! It’s been three years and there’s no end in sight!
Hayley: Who could ask for a better sister? Our relationship has provided me with love, laughs, comfort and it has shown me what true unconditional love is. I can't wait to see you graduate from NYU; it will be the proudest day of my life! I’ll never forget all of our long talks, texting a hundred times a day. driving the golf cart at two in the morning with bears, going to Applebee's at midnight for the big yum. sake bombs on your sixteenth birthday, daddy and his craziness. Brat and her bratincss, sitting out back at the bar laughing until it hurts and being steam rolled in the middle of the night. Never forget, sisters have an unbreakable bond!
Matthew, Madeline and Amy: You guys are the best siblings and I feel lucky to have each of you. You all play different roles in my life and for that I am thankful. I hope I gave you someone that you can look up too! 1 love each of you very much!LeMarra-Rena Brown
St. John's University BS Journalism
Thanks mom and family. Good luck to my peers...and remember to ALWAYS wear cute shoes!
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Millicent Bryanne Brown
Howard University BS
Mom: Thank you for being the person I know I can always count on. You're always willing to listen and give advice when needed. Time and time again you've put my happiness above anything else. For that unconditional love, I truly feel blessed.
Dad: Thank you for stressing the importance of having confidence in my abilities. You taught me ways of the world as a child that I now appreciate as an adult. Your involvement in my success hasn't gone unnoticed. Sam: Hey sister-friend. I'm incredibly fortunate to have a sensible older sister to provide me with valuable knowledge as I journey through life. Thank you fot being a source of laughter, wisdom, and love.
Bow: You've got gumption- now I’ve got it too. You’ve been my role model on how to fit in. But, be unique at the same time. Thanks for inspiring me to travel the world and seek new e i riences whenever possible. Donald: You've been my boyfriend and my mentor-an interesting combination that has been bittersweet. I’ve had so many dreams come true with you. I never imagined that I would meet someone in podiatric medical school that would have such a profound impact on my life. ChrLstal. Michelle, Monicia, and Lamarra: My partners in crime. Thanks for keeping the laughter coming. We are all so different- I love it because it made life more enjoyable at school. I can't wait to see us in years to eome-Sassy, Sexy, and Successful!
Will, Kvva .i, and Salil: “'i'hanks for being there to give a male perspective in a sea full of estrogen. I wish you ail the best life has to offer its you set out to make it happen. "Press on for Podiatry !"
‘Tell me and Show me and I Involve me and I
New Mexico State University BS Biology
To my parents, words cannot express just how much you mean to me. You have held my hand with my first steps, read bedtime stories, essays and personal statements, patiently waiting with a hug and wisdom. You are my guiding lights, strength and motivation. I am forever grateful for the sacrifices you have both made for my sisters and I and the values you instilled in us. You have been and will continue to be the greatest inspiration in my life. Gracias por tu confianza en mi, por su paciencia, por amarme sin razon.
Anna and Yvonne, we are joined by family, but best friends by choice. You've been my partners in crime on our secret missions, shared tears of joy and even sadness. Thank you for the help in making those tough decisions without you, I would be lost!
John. Joseph. Noah and Halev, thank you for all the hugs, kisses and special gifts you have given me each day. You have taught me patience, reminded me to strop and breathe and have added richness to my life.
To my family away from home, you have touched my heart in your own special way. We have made it through a difficult journey together. I will never forget our adventures, bruschetta breaks during boards, noodle shop on cold winter days, and our love for sangria. We have celebrated many birthdays and milestones together, you have helped me grow- over the past four years. Without you 1 not have been able get through some tough times and celebrate our accomplishments.
God, thank you for blessing me and picking me up when ever I fell dowm. Thank you for your company and guiding me through all these years, for my family and friends. May you keep me humble and hungry for knowledge.
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Urifversfty of Georgia BS Biology
Ashley: Thank you for your support over the last 4 years. It hasn't always been easy or fun (ok, sometimes it was pretty fun), but you stood with me the entire time. I admire your patience, and appreciate all of your help. Thanks for picking up and moving across the country with me, it wouldn’t have been the same without you. I love you. and thanks for being my sugar mama.
Mom and Dad: Thank you both for your help and unwavering support of all my life’s pursuits. Its been a fun and interesting trip so far, and you guys have always been there helping me be the best I can be. I love you both, and thank you for helping me become the next Dr. Cichelli.
Kim: What can I say to you that hasn’t already been said. You've been my buddy, my comic relief, my rock, my partner in crime, my biggest fan, and most importantly my sister. Much love to you sis, keep on doing great things.
Mike. Angela, and Joe: I'm sorry for takingAshlev across thecountry, I'll have her home as soon as possible. Thanks for everything.
Gian and Warner: I can’t think of two guys I'd rather walk around philly with whileshirtlessandwearingspandex.Haroo. Congratulations guvs, its been fun.
Classmates: Congratulations one and all!
Rocket: Thanks to my study partner. Couldn’t have done it without you.Cristina Marchis-Crisan
University of Medicine and Pharmacy MD
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do. and your plans will succeed" (Proverbs 16:3)
To my lovely parents: You are so dear to my heart. Thank you for your constant prayers, love, and support. Thank you for pitching in and taking such good care of my son. 1 can't forget that you, tati, have sacrificed your job. just to be able to babysit Timothy day and night, indefinitely. Without you. I wouldn't be here today. Thank you for always making me laugh, even in stressful moments. Thank you, dear mom. for teaching me perseverance in the most adverse circumstances, in order to achieve my goal. Through your own life, you have set forth an example before me. Love you both.
To my wonderful husband: Dear Vasile, you are a precious gift that I received from God’s hand. Thank you for being understanding, patient, and constantly loving me. Thank you for assuring me that I could do anything 1 put my mind into, with God’s help. Thank you for being so faithful and supportive: Often you woke up at 4:00 am only to bless me, to give me a word of encouragement, and to assure me that I am the best wife the whole world can hold for you, even though we were thousands of miles apart. And thank you for being an amazing father to our son. I love you with all my heart.
To my son Timothy: You are very precious to me. I love every moment that we share. 1 appreciate you being brave, patient and understanding whenever 1 had to leave for school. Continue to serve God Tlte Almighty and glorify Him with your strong and beautiful voice, all the days of your life. Remember, with Him. all things are possible.
To my sweet tw in sister: Dear Crina, You are such a gem! I can't imagine life without having you around. Your selflessness, motivation, and focus inspire me. Your pure and good heart was pouring love and financial support all along the way. Thank you for thesurprising goodies you and George have stuffed in my suitcase every time I returned to school. Thank you, Crina, for being the “mami" for “Simba" when 1 was away. Thank you for the listening ear and words of wisdom you have shared with me whenever I needed. You are such a dedicated, faithful and loving sister and friend! 1 thank God for placing you into my path from the first moments of my life.
To my brother. Stefan: 1 wish you were here with us to celebrate together. I love you and keep you in my prayers. I am proud of your achievements. You and Jeni are amazing. Keep doing the good work. To TUSPM Faculty’ and staff: Thank you for giving me precious advises along the way. Thank you for helping me unveil the mysteries of this small, yet very complex universe of the foot. 1 loved and treasured every moment of being at TUSPM.
To Class of 2009: Congratulations! You have made it. Now only the Horizon is the limit of your opportunities.
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University of Connecticut BS GeneticsChristai Decuir-Charbonnet
Tulane University BS Biology
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Temple University BS Biology
To my family: Mom and Dad, thank you for the many years of love, support and upbringing. Without the both of you. 1 would not be who I am today. Know that 1 will always hold dear to my heart die life lessons that you taught me. Ling and Willy, what can 1 say? We’ve had our fair share of sibling spats but I know that you are always there for me, even on the few occasions when I DON’T want you around! Thank you for being the thorn by my side. I.ing, like I told you before, you are my favorite sister... despite being my ONLY sister! Willy, call home sometime, we miss you! Wo ai ni men! Love you. Mom, Dad, Ling and Willy.
To my friends: Time has really flown by hasn't it? In the blink of an eye, we’ve gone from first to fourth year students and we are now steps away from marching down the graduation aisle and becoming doctors! You, my friends, are the reasons why time has passed so quickly. We’ve weathered the good times (hang outs. Asia trip) and the bad (tests, the Boards), shared our laughter (birthdays, picnics) and disappointments (grades, more grades), but importantly of all. we did them together. Remember: as our individual paths of life diverge, you'll always have a friend in me. Additionally, we're still conquering China, India, Hong Kong. Korea. Vietnam, Pakistan and Cambodia with our collective powers as "Podiatrists R Us," right? Lol ... Don't worn- the name’s negotiable.
To the Class of 2009: Congratulations! It has been a pleasure being classmates and I look forward to our next step as colleagues. Good luck to you all and I wish everyone much success and happiness!Fatima Esmail
University of South Florida
flight before boards part i, my parents mailed me a package with trail mix my mom made and special prayer she had written down for me. My dad sent this note in with the box of goodies: Keep up the good work and life will give you the rewards. Make sure to have some fun along the way. I love you very very very much. Don't worry. Be happy, love. Pappa. My mom had sent trail mix and a special prayer for exants. Her take on everything is eat healthy and pray. Don't forget to pray. My dad's is summed up by Bobby McFerrin lyrics. I also want to thank my good friends here. I enjoyed the study sessions with bmschetta. trocadero. taro bubble tea at Zen. Rangoon, and celebrating to •'board scores” for over a year after the fact. I also want to thank my little sister. Fariha. Having you go through all this at the same time as me really helped me. You w'ere a thousand miles away but always knew what to say because the same thing happened to you earlier in the day. 1 want to thank my older sister for picking up the phone in the middle of the morning. Who knew having you live in London would actually help me out? I love all of you and thank you sooo much!!!!
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University of Maryland BS Biology Georgetown University ____________MS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Zohreh Abbas: Thanks for all your help and hard work all these years. 1 couldn't have done it without you in my life. Sorry if it took me a while to decide what I want to do with my life but I finally found something that I really love. Thanks for all the sacrifices you have made in your life to make my life so easy. You two are the best parents one can hope for. Everything good in me is because of you two. 1 love you both more than life itself and can never thank you enough.
Ali: GI Doc! You are the best role model that a brother could have. Thanks for all your help throughout the years. You were always there for me since pre-school. 1 mean you had to since you got all the smart genes and I got the looks. Thanks for introducing me to this field. Congratulations on your engagement and the new house. I know I can always rely on you. We both made it.
Rest of the family: Ezut and Pouraiv. Love you both so much! Thanks for your unconditional love. You two are the backbone of our family. Jess: It is an honor having you in our family. Thanks for putting up with my brother. Massoud. Saeed. Shohreh: Thanks for all your support. I will never forget your kindness. Mil cousins and Everyone else: Each and every one of you had a part in my achievements and I thank you.
The One: I love you so much. You are the best thing that has happened to me. The best part of my life was the Fridays that I knew I could drive back home to see you. I am the luckiest person on earth to have you. Thanks for keeping me sane through out the podiatry school.
My Persians: Neda: Thanks for watching out for me. 1 wish you all the best. Congrats on the wedding. Dr.AliAbadi: Officially you are a doctor now I can't call you mohandes anymore. S ira. Bchnyz. Pam, Mehrjiaz: Thanks for all the laughs.
Z: 9-5! Thanks for coining to America. You've been a great friend. 1 would have died of boredom here if it wasn’t for you.Suzanne Fuchs
University of Pittsburgh
BA History and Philosophy of Science
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go. -Maya Angelou
First to Mom and Dad: I could not have accomplished so much without your unconditional love and support, sacrifice, and continued encouragement. A special thanks Dad for all the time you spent packing and moving me and all my stuff during my four years of Podiatry school as well as all my various externships. Thanks Mom. for being a girl’s perfect sounding board. For listening. For all your advice. Whoever said “the older we get. the smarter our Parents seem.' was absolutely right!
Thanks to Allyson for being the perfect sister, the perfect friend! Your emails and especially your phone calls helped pass the time and brought laughter when things were a bit slow, or stressful and your visits provided the needed companionship when we were able to get together. You kept me sane and grounded.
A special thanks to all my friends. For listening and for letting me share my feelings, express my desires and for providing encouragement.
Finally, my sincerest thanks too to all my professors, School of Podiatric Medicine staff and clinicians for sharing your knowledge, providing your encouragement and for your invaluable career and life's advice without which. I could not have made the decisions I have made and become the doctor you all feel 1 will become.
31 2009 Achilles32 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Coker College BS Biology
First I would like to give thanks to the Most High for giving me the strength and perseverance. My “Ma" for being my Right-hand woman and always supporting me. My Dad for showing me endurance and the value of hard-work. Thea for helping me become a soldier and showing me the appreciation of a good shoe. Kisha for showing me inner drive. Sun 7 for the value of brushing off your shoulder. Grandma your wisdom was paramount....and 1 hear it in everything 1 do. My nieces (Starr mecca. Ra‘ Nyya) and Nephews (Shyheim, Nyrue, Nyzaire) for always making me smile. My favorite cousin, Shelly, for the interesting, fun missions. Jay for always believing in me and making me laugh until I cry. The rest of the family, the Farrows, and friends (you know who you are) thanks for everything and the unconditional love. SOUTH CAR. WE DID IT! I'LL NEVER FORGET WHERE I CAME FROM... OAKS GROWN.
To the c o 2009: We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. Ralph Waldo EmersonOlga Gonzalez
California University of Pennsylvania BS Biology
Papi y manii: mil gracias por el etemo amor y apovo que me han ofrecido durante toda mi vida. ustedes me hacen fuerte v me dan la confianza para creer en mi misma. Sin ustedes no podria estar escribiendo esto. Los adoro!
Jenny y Surya : la ayuda que ustedes me han ofrecido ha sido infinita. sin ustedes no podria estar en este lugar. Mil gracias por el cari-no que siempre encuentro en ustedes, no hay palabras para agradecerles todo lo que han hecho por mi.
Katty : mi hermanita divina ! la hermanita mas adorada v especial del mundo, gracias por siempre estar ahi para las que sea. Te quiero mucho gordis, tienes que venirme a visitor mas Linda : mi otra hermana. the best friend 1 could ever ask for. We are always there for each other and we love each other as sisters, thanks for everything negrita!
Daniel: my best friend, always there for each other. Thanks for so many moments and good times that I would never forget!
TACO. Jason sandwich. Priya. Aliza. Sarah. Lemarra,: so many good times, so many happy hours and so many laughs. I'm going to miss you guys, whose going to make fun of me now? OFF CAMPUS VS ON CAMPUS forever!
Jashan and Nate: my other 2 roommates, sorry for being there all the
time, but you guys liked it and 1 love you. So many movies we watched
and so many fun times. I’m going to miss you two
Ali and Moe: you guys made clinic and school a lot more fun, keep in
Monisha; best roommate anybody could ask for. living together for 3 years!
Dr P. Dr V, Dr Z. Dr Boyd. Dr Whitney, Dr Pontious, Dr Mahan. Dr Piraino, Dr Martin. Dr McGuire. Dr Mahan. Dr Labbad. Dr Lemont, Angel, Joe, John and EVERYBODY at TUSPM: I thank each and everyone one of you for the past four years, I would never forget my years at school because I learned so much from everyone of you and for that I would ever be thankful.
Class of 2009: I cannot wait to call you later on to refer a patient or something like that and laugh and remember all the funny times at school. It was an honor to share these past four years with each one of you. we all had a good time. Best of wishes and stay in touch!!
33 2009 Achilles34 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Mansfield University BS Cellular and Molecular Biology
Mom, Dad, and Thomas- Thank you for always being there for me and supporting me. You are the reason that I am the person that 1 am today. 1 never could have done this without your support. 1 love you all so much and could never thank you enough!
Chris- Thank you so much for being my rock and always loving me no matter how stressed I became. 1 love you so much and I am the luckiest girl ever to have you in my life. You are my heart and my soulmate.
Marianne, Cory, LeMarra, and Holly- Thank you for always being there for me in my times of need. 1 don't know what I would have done without our talks and retail therapy trips. You girls are the best and 1 am so lucky to have you as my best friends.Catherine Hudson
Loyola University New Orleans BA Sociology and Chemistry
Thank you to my family for supporting me throughout all my years (and years) of school. It’s finally over and I will now be able to make a living.
Thank you to all of the clinicians and faculty at TUSPM, you have all been very patient with us and 1 greatly appreciate everything you have taught.
To the class of 2009, best of luck next year and in the future wherever you may be
Ang, you made living up here so much more enjoyable!
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Mom Dad: I could never have done this without you guys. Thank you for being my greatest supporters both psychologically and monetarily;) Just kidding...kind of. I really want to thank you guys for not only answering my podiatry questions, but for pretty much every life question I've thrown out at you. Dad, if I can be only half as good with my patients as you are with yours I know 1 will be a success. ... And mom. “you’re right."
Sisters: Having you two in the city with me these past years has really made a difference. When ever I wanted to get away from the craziness of school, I could always count on craziness of the Katz sisters. I enjoyed every minute of it!
Grandma: You are the main reason I did so well in school. Before every single exam since junior year of college I called you and you gave me two words. "Good Luck.” I honestly think that regardless of how much of the information I knew, your pre-exam “good luck” speech is what made me shine. I love you - your favorite grandson.;) Grandpa: From the very beginning you instilled a great importance on education, being a mensch, and family. I hope that as you look down on me I am making you proud. You have taught me more than a book ever can. Thank you. 1 love and miss you.
Taunta Barbara, Uncle Jeff, Becky and the Boys: Where do I begin? If it weren't for you guys I would be much skinnier, and maybe Glenn would not have had a reason to live with me all these years. I would have had many late rent checks, and a much harder time getting home to see everyone. On a serious note, most people aren't as lucky as I to have 2 sets of parents and 6 brothers and sisters. Thank you for always being there for me and supporting me through the years. Thank you.
I will always remember... The three legs of the tripod.
Adam and Glenn 1 could not have asked for two better friends. We shared some awesome times over these past years, unfortunately most cannot be written here! Glenn I still have no idea how you could live with me for three years, but when 1 think about it. if you didn't live with me you'd still be eating chicken breast and mandarin orange sandwiches ;) Adam, you keep up those awesome dance moves and don’t let anyone talk you down!
...AND Mali Felice: Everyone who has known me over the past lew years owes you many thanks. Somehow you have tamed me, and I also thank you for that. The past years with you have been wonderful from “Puppin' around", to weddings and parties, Punta Cana, crabs, making exotic dinners together, to watching movies and just hanging out. I cherish every moment with you and hope to have many more to in the future. Thank you for all your support, and listening to all my feet stories. I love you and could not ask for a better woman in my life. It's all about the survival of the feetest!
Class of 2009:1 am happy to say that I have learned a little something from each and every one of you. Hanging out with you guys at school or out in Philly was awesome. I wish great futures to you all.
Juniata College BS Biology
Thank you to the two people who brought me into this world. Mom and Dad. I am so appreciative for all your sacrifices, support, understanding and most especially your love. You've provided me with many opportunities which I always tried to maximize. You instilled in me your own work ethic, devotion, and moral character and this is what allows me to succeed each day. I cannot thank you enough. 1 love you so much!
Thank you to the many other people who also shaped me i nto the person 1 am and will become. Joe. you've been a great brother and friend each step of the way. 1 learned a lot from you and continue to look up to you in many ways. Grandma and Grandpa. I've felt your love and you've taught me how valuable life is. Mom Mom and Pop Pop. you taught me many important life lessons and fed me amazing meals. Uncle Craig, thank you for introducing me to podiatry, showing me the big picture of life and being a great role model and teacher. Aunt Karen and Uncle Dave, you've always been supportive and treated me as one of your own. Other aunts and uncles, cousins and family friends, you've all been so supportive and your love is unique.
Danielle. 1 still don't know the words that explain how much 1 love you and what you mean to me. No distance will ever separate us when you're always on my mind and in my heart. When I look back on each experience we've shared. I miss you so much and I cannot wait for our future together. Thank you immensely for your unconditional love, understanding and support through life's challenges.
I couldn't ask for better friends than Doug, Emil and Zach to live with and share many fun times. I'm really going to miss you guys. I also had the pleasure of being friends with my classmates and we got through stressful times together. Holly, Kwasi and Jordan, you always made me laugh and are very important to me so keep in touch. Clinicians and teachers, many of you were excellent and 1 am very appreciative of your commitment to us as students. While here, it was great to work with and learn from Dr. Bates and Marge, and Ben and the Gait Lab.
Thank you. God. for each of these people and for this opportunity! Class of 2009. congratulations and best of luck!
37 2009 Achilles38 Temple University School of Podiatric MedicineManoj Lai
To God: I thank You with all that is in my heart for where you have brought me at this point in life. Despite my lapses of impatience, discouragement. and selfishness, you have remained faithful and sovereign throughout. Thank You for salvation and true hope. Jesus. Thank you for calling me Your child and giving me the honor of earning forth Your message to everywhere You me. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."—Romans 6:23 To Family: Thank you so much for all your support for me in each step of this long and seemingly endless pathway through academics. 1 have been so blessed with all your love that you've sent to me from 3,000 miles away.
To All My Friends in Philadelphia: God always blesses me with some of the most awesome, wonderful people in the entire world. I've enjoyed these past few years with all of you: the late nights, the frequent trips to Chili's, karaoke, clinic, basketball, baseball. endless fun in Cherry Hill and Moorestown, Old City, Bible studies. “Chart up for di-aag". City Line Church, small group, playing ridiculous songs like “We Fly High” way too loudly before exams, etc. etc.!!
39 2009 Achilles40 Temple University School of Pediatric Medicine
Stonehill College BS Biology
I'd like to thank my family for the love and support they have given me throughout my life and especially over the last four years. Mom, Dad, Sam. Tony, Sue, Danielle. Heather. Damian- without your encouragement 1 wouldn't lx? where 1 am today. You all inspire me in different ways. Bach of you has taught me so much and have had such an impact on my life. There is never a dull moment with you guys- thanks for making family fun!
To my friends, wherever you may be, thank you for always showing me a great time. Thank you for supporting me, regardless of how insane I may be. 1 have learned so much from each of you- thank you.
TUSPM crew- Thanks for making the past four years so much fun. 1 could not have got through this without you guys. Good luck to all of you and I wish you the best. Can't wait to see you at conferences.
To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand hack shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.”William Long
South Carolina State University
First and foremost, I have to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity to practice podiatric medicine. By far. medical school was the most challenging goal that I have accomplished thus far. Without faith I would not have made it.
To my family and friends, thank you for all vour prayers and assistance. I appreciate the pep talks and your belief in my abilities when 1 doubted myself.
To my children, I hope that my life experiences and travels will ease your journeys in the future. Remember that I am always there for you no matter how busy or complicated life gets.
To my beautiful wife, this diploma is as much as yours as it is mine. Thank you for sacrificing so much, to afford me the opportunity to live my dream. You are my best friend and soul mate and I thank God everyday for allowing me the opportunity to share moments like this with you. I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you and giving you everything your heart desires.
41 2009 Achilles42 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
University of Massachusetts BS Microbiology
To my friends and family, thank you for your continuous caring and support throughout these trying four years. The task would have been even more daunting had you all not been there. A special thanks goes out to my grandparents who offered encouragement and praise even when none was warranted. And of course to my parents, where would I be without you? From high school to undergrad to now. you've always been there when I needed you and 1 love you for that.
To my fellow classmates, good luck to you in your future endeavors, it was a pleasure to get to know you all.Jeffrey Manway
BS Genetic Biology and Psychology
Personal Statement: I can’t express enough gratitude for the wonderful people in my life that have helped me to complete this journey. Without all of your aid. caring and laughter. I'm quite sure I wouldn't have made it through these four years.
To my family: Thank you for always supporting me.
To my friends: Thank you for all of the late nights and lazy days of fun. To Glenn. Jordan, and Eric: Thank you for making sure I graduated. I’m not sure where any of us would be if not for our marathon study sessions in the lounge.
Congratulations to the rest of the class of 2009. 1 wish all of my colleagues at Temple the best of luck in their careers and their lives. May all of us go out into the world and practice medicine compassionately, safely, and successfully.
43 2009 Achilles44 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Brigham Young University BS University Studies
These past four years have been some of the most challenging and rewarding of my 25+ years. It has been through the support of my wife and the encouragement of classmates that I have been able to endure and also enjoy my time at TUSPM.
I am forever grateful to my best friend and loving wife, Melanie, for her support, encouragement and patience these past four years. She has sacrificed so much to see me through the never-ending hours of study, and the long days, weeks and months of stress that have occupied our lives these past few years. With kind empathy she has heard about even,- rotation, externship, course, teacher, exam, clinician, patient and classmate that has impacted me for the good or bad. She has raised our wonderful daughter. Hailey, whom she delivered during first year, and has patiently endured the trying pregnancy of our second daughter who will join us this December. Through all of these challenges she has stood by my side with loving support for which I will be forever grateful.
And how can 1 forget the classmates. Jeff McAlister in particular, whom which 1 have shared many trying experiences, laughs, and enlightening podiatric discussions that have made my experience at TUSPM one that I will never forget To you. my fellow colleagues. I wish the best of luck in your respective residencies and hope you find success in the years that follow.Ashley Mayer
Lehigh University BS Biology
To the class of 2009 - congratulations, we made it! I'm honored and esteemed to call myself your colleague. Good luck to you all!
Wow.Jt’s been a great four years! We've been through a lot together. I’ve made some incredible people that I know will remain lifelong friends.
Mom. Dad and Ally: 1 can't believe this chapter of my life is finally finished. You have all been there for me from the beginning, and I couldn't thank you more. I've had a great four years here at TUSPM Thank you for making it possible. I love you!
Jason: I don't know if I would have made it through these four years without you. You have been there for me through some rough times, and I thank you for that. I've enjoyed every minute that we've spent together and look forward to sharing many more. 1 love you and am honestly so lucky to have you in my life!
Olga. Naldo, Boston, Tasha, Cristi, Jash an, Dan. Priya and Aliza: We're podiatrists! Can you believe it? We've had some crazy, amazing times together...don't forget them. As we move onto residencies, always remember...
• Wednesday nights at Tiki Bob's
• late night Wawa runs 1st year
• going to AC (and getting lost on the way home, right Tasha?)
• hanging out at 12th and walnut
• sports med races with Dr. P
• boat weekend in Michigan
• crab rangoon from Ho Sai Gai
• Pocono weekend and Dan's Jesus photo shoot
• and so many more!
I’ll miss you all more than you can imagine! 1 love you guys...good luck and keep in touch
45 2009 Achilles46 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
University of Iowa BS Biological Sciences
Always remember, do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself.
Each of us should look not only to our own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Phil. 2:3-4)
I want to thank all of my classmates for a great experience over the past four years through thick and thin. Also. I want to congratulate everyone for persevering to the end: good luck to you all in future your endeavors.
To my family - Thank you for your endless support, wisdom, and patience. You have shaped me into the man I have become.
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits." -Thomas A. Edison
Congratulations to the Class of 2009!Alexis McKeown
University of West Georgia BA Chemistry
First. I would like to thank God for all the blessings that he has bestowed upon me. I would like to thank my parents for providing me with unconditional love and undying support. I am truly blessed to have them in my life. Moreover. I would like to thank everyone that has been influential in my life. Lastly. 1 wish the class of 2009 much success in all their future endeavors.
47 2009 Achilles48 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
TrinityCoilege BS Biology
Christina, Carl. Fatima, Tina. Zach - Thanks for being such a great clinic group!
Cassie- You have been such a great roommate and friend over the past few years. I'll miss you!
Mom and Pop-1 love you! Thank you for everything!
John- You're the best! I love you!Aroob Moin
Binghamton University Suny BS Psychobiology
I would like to acknowledge my family for their unconditional love, endless prayers and encouraging words and support. Without your love I would not have been able to do this on my own.
I also want to thank my amazing friends for sharing the past four years with me and for making each moment memorable filled with fun and laughter. I look forward to many more great times together in the future.
Finally to my class of 2009,1 wish you all the best in the years to come!
49 2009 Achilles50 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Montana State University BS Cell Biology and Neuroscience
I cannot believe how fast the past four years have gone. I want to congratulate my fellow classmates for your achievement and thank all of you for the memories. 1 especially want to thank my family. Without your support I could not have made it through these past four years. I am so fortunate to have such a great family support. Mom. Dad. Brent. Carol, and Valerie, you have all been vital to me accomplishing this goal. Tricia, I want to thank you for sacrificing so much of your time and energy over the past four years. 1 know it hasn't been easy, but I appreciate how you have always been there for me with a smile on your face. I love you. And to my two beautiful children Alyssa and Mason thank you for allowing me to Study even when it cut into play time. I love you two so much.Jason Naldo
BS Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
Mom: Everything I am is a reflection of how I have tried to work as hard as I can to live up to how hard you worked as a mother. I 'll never be able to truly express everything you mean to me. but thank you for everything.
Dad: Without you I would probably still be the shy little 5 year old boy that I was before you came into my life. You were everything I needed in a Father, and you helped make me into the man that I am today. Thank you.
To the rest of my family: Thank you for everything over the years. Everyone has been so supportive; I couldn’t have done it without you. Ashiev: You made me the happiest I have ever been these past 3 years. When things were tough and didn’t seem to fall my way you were always there to put a smile on my face and make me laugh again. I love you and I can't imagine being here without you.
To friends, old and new: Through all the fun. crazy, and downright stupid things we've done together, thanks for being there. The memories we made will be with me forever, at least of the things I can remember, and I’m sure as we get older we'll do a lot more crazy things.
51 2009 Achilles52 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
University of South Florida BS Chemistry
Mom Dad: Thanks, for all your help through everything. I wouldn’t have been able to get through these 4 years without your timely advices. It's because of your good wishes and blessings that Waheguru ji bestowed me with this honor of becoming a Doctor.
Didi: Thanks for all those little tips on all of the professors and classes and quizzes. I know without your help I would have never even gotten close to getting through undergrad, let alone Podiatry school. I may not say it enough to you but I always thank Waheguru ji for blessing me with a sister like you.
Jijaji: Let's get ready for that joint practice dude. Podiatry and Dentistry hand-in-hand.
Armaun: What’s up buddy. Grow up fast man...so we can race those Ferrari's
I S. Mom thanks for all the wonderful food u kept sending here.Sae-Lyoung Park
University of the Pacific BS Biological Science
But He knows the way that I take, when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold." (Job 23:10)
First and foremost, I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for watching over me and allowing me to get this far, because without you there's no way I would have or could have made it.
To my lovely wife Hyun-Jung, I can’t thank you enough for the unconditional support and encouragement you have always given me. You are truly the love of my life and my best friend. I love you!
To Mom and Dad, Thank you for all the love, support and encouragement you have given me through my long academic career. You have always been there for me and no doubt, helped me to get where I am today. I love you Mom! 1 love you Dad!
To my sisters Sae-Hee and Sae-.Min, Both ofvou have helped me through rough times. 1 could not have done this without both ofvou. Love ya.
To my little one Danny, You will never know how much you make me happy just be with me. Hey danny! Your dad made it! I love you with all my heart!
To all my friends and Class of 2009, CONGRATULATIONS!! I wish you guys have good luck and God bless you!
53 2009 Achilles54 Temple University School ot Podiatric Medicine
Rutgers University BS Business Economics
Congratulations class of 2009!
To My Parents: Thank you for believing in me: Your love and support got me through these four long years. 1 cannot begin to describe how thankful 1 am for all the advice you have given me. 1 will cherish your words of wisdom forever, for they will guide me throughout my life and career.
To My Sister: Ya Ya, the bag is on its way!
To My friends: It is a joy and pleasure having you guys as my friends. It has been a wild four years and we finally made it. Best wishes to you all on your future endeavors. Hope the debaucheries never end!
55 2009 Achilles56 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
New York University BA Economics and Chemistry
To my parents: Mom and Dad, I know that we’ve had our disagreements over the years, but I never doubted your support and love. Thank you for everything that you have done.
To my brother: Amit...what can I say? You've been a sounding board to vent mv frustrations, comic relief when I'm feeling down, and a voice of reason when things went awry. For all of these things, and so much more. 1 thank you. You're going to do amazing things, and I'm proud that you are my brother.
To my Class of 2009 colleagues: I leave you with a passage from one of my favorite poems, If- by Rudyard Kipling:
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue.
Or walk with Kings — nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, hut none too much:
If you can Jill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it...
I wish you all the best in your future careers.Daniel Perez
University of Florida BS Exercise Physiology
It is quite an honor to be a part of the podiatric medical profession and would not have been possible without the help of family and friends. I would like to thank my family for their continuous love and support throughout my academic career. You have taught me that I can accomplish any goal with hard work and determination. Four years ago, I moved to Philadelphia not knowing anyone. Within one day, I met the greatest friends that anyone could ask for. We have shared countless memories that I will never forget. You guys will always be my best friends. In addition, 1 would like to thank all the podiatric physicians at TUSPM for their guidance and devotion towards the students. It has been a long, adventurous journey and I now feel confident and excited to take the next step.
57 2009 Achilles58 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Marianne L. Ravert
Bucknell University BSBA Management
Through all my experiences at podiatry school I am thankful for God’s faithfulness and “...meeting all my needs according to His riches and glory.”
Mom Dad- Thank you for all your love and support. I appreciate everything you have done for me and continue to do for me. 1 feel blessed to have such wonderful parents who are always just a phone call away. 1 love you.
Anne Stevie- Thanks for letting me do my laundry at your apt and being the best siblings ever. I know that you are always there for me and have my best interest at heart.
Tim- Thank you for being there through it all with low. Thanks for helping me believe in myself.
Theo Sam - I always enjoy getting to spend time with you and waking you from your naps.
Katie I am so glad that you were here with me through it all. you are a great friend I want to thank you for all that you have done for me. I will miss our therapy shopping sessions and our dinners out.
Aroob, Holly, Christina, and (my big sib) Brooke- Thank you for all the laughter and support! You were all blessings to me.
Uncle Jack and Aunt Joyce - Thank you for all your support!Zachary Ritter
American University BA Economics and Government
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do 1 really know myself, and the fact that 1 think I am following Your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. And I hope I have that desire in all that 1 am doing. I hope that 1 will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that, if I do this. You will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. 1 will not fear, for You are ever with me, and You will never leave me to face my perils alone.
My family, my friends, my colleagues; thank you all! You have defined this moment and shaped the next!
59 2009 Achilles60 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
University of Georgia BS Biology
There are no poems, quotes, or catchy limericks that can adequately express how I feel about these past four years, so don't look for any here. The support from my parents and the rest of my family has been invaluable to me.
Mom and dad: you never let me down. There is no amount of appreciation or money that can ever repay the debt I owe to you for raising me. I do not get to see you very often anymore, but 1 still enjoy our many phone calls about everything and nothing. Just know that I forever owe my successes to you. I love you both very much.
Grandparents: I know there is nothing that you wouldn't do for me. Thank you for understanding how busy I have been. Being able to visit you all several times throughout the past four years has been a blessing. I will continue to try to heal all of your feet, even though that is impossible (grandma).
Craig: Congratulations on all of your achievements with your life so far. I have been living vicariously through you for a taste of life in the real world. One day may 1 be as prosperous as you.
Aunt, Uncle, and Cousins: My surrogate family. Thank you for taking me to 'llianksgivings. random meals in the city, and to NJ. It has been great having family nearby. You guys were my escape.
My friends: Remember endless hours of studying, and endless hours of not studying. Hutting up with me may have been a challenge, but you are better for it so don’t worry too much. Thank you for including me in your lives. Keep in touch. Congrats to you all, you’ve done so well.
To the class of 2009: Normally, graduation signifies the completion of studies or the end of an era. In our case, it means just the opposite: the inauguration of an era. We now start back at the beginning as we are so accustomed. But this time, there is no clear finish line. The rest of our lives will be filled with constant improvement. That is why they call it a practice, because we are always learning by repetition, starting back at the beginning until we get it right. Good luck.Christina Rowe
University of Pittsburgh BS Biology and Chemistry
Dear Family and Friends:
Mom you are my life. You are so caring and strong, yet always funny and passed along a sense of humor to me that I will cherish forever. These years were filled with tears, boy-friends, and laughs: you carried me through them all with grace and dignity. You are my best friend, my shopping buddy, my strength, you are the greatest Mom
Dad you also are my life. The hour long phone calls you sat through with me. guiding me and believing in me. You always make me laugh and you always take the time to listen to me. You most importantly taught me to never give up. never doubt myself and never stop trying because if you stop you will never succeed. Thank you. you are the greatest Dad.
Kaitlin, thanks for being an awesome roomie, for always listening and making me laugh. Marianne. 1 will never forget our memories in Long Island at Northport. Also I can’t help but to look back and laugh and remember those crazy dorm rooms we stayed in with the 8 track player! Angela, you are such an amazing person! I will never forget our fashion trip and the crazy lady who drank too much of the free drinks at it!! Joanna I love you so much! You are like my big sister 1 ask advice for. you are one of my closest friends and 1 hope that never changes! Thanks for taking me to your home and introducing me to Udis, your mom Nancy, and for helping me with boys.
Jen, you are so confident and will be an influential doctor. You have shown me that I should always keep my head held high. I know where ever we go in life we will always be close.
Mike you have the biggest heart ever! You wear your heart on your sleeve and show such deep compassion for everyone. You will be such a success, and you will do it all with a giant smile and lots of laughs!
Dara thanks for being the greatest little F.VKR! You are so beautiful, never forget that and never lose that poise and grace that you carry within yourself. Thanks for being there through ever crisis in my life and also through ever awesome moment!
61 2009 Achilles62 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
University of South Dakota BS Biology
It is hard to believe our time here is coming to an end and we are about to obtain that elusive degree. My dream of becoming a doctor is finally coming true and 1 am so grateful. It has been a difficult journey, but I wouldn't change a thing. I would like to say thank you to the entire faculty and staff for teaching us and helping us grow. And to my fellow classmates, 1 wish you all the best in your futures and I will cherish each and every friendship made along the way. I would like to thank my wonderful family for all of their love and support. My husband and children have been by my side, with support and understanding the whole way through, it has meant the world to me. I am so grateful for all of the blessings God has given me and will continue to give as my journey continues. May God bless us all.
WE DIP IT!Karen Shum
University of California Berkeley BA Legal Studies
Mom and Dad: I could not have asked for more loving and caring parents. You have no idea how much it means to me to have your continued encouragement and unconditional support. Your lessons to me about hard work and dedication have guided me through some challenging times in podiatry school. I would also like to thank you both for putting up with my endless questions about the pronunciation of Chinese words. I know that it’s time for me to brush up on my Chinese. Mom. you always believed in me even when I doubted myself. I deeply appreciate your optimism. Dad. I'm on my way to being a contributing member of society. I know that it’s taken me a long time, but better late than never.
Jie Jie: As my Da Jie Jie, I always looked up to you. Needless to say. you've been a great influence for as long as I can remember. I am so grateful that you were never more than a phone call away because I looked forward to our daily conversations. Thanks for listening to my rants about how long. hard, and crazy my days were. You were the one who made me laugh and cheered me up when I was down. I thoroughly enjoyed your words of encouragement. Somehow you always managed to make me forget about the miserable time I had on rotation. Ilie funny cards and messages you sent always made me chuckle and kept me going. You reminded me that 1 can't take anything or anyone too seriously. You're truly one of a kind! I am so fortunate to have such an awesome Jie Jie.
To my friends: Congratulations! We did it! I’m so glad to have met such a great group of people that 1 have formed everlasting friendships with. I will cherish all the good times we’ve spent together. From trips that were near and far, we had so many unforgettable memories together. Getting lost in Jersey and the “incident" in Japan was classic. It goes without saving that there was never a dull moment in our group outings. You guv's definitely made my four years here a worthwhile and memorable experience. Let's not forget to keep in touch. I wish you the best of luck. Thank you!
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Rowan University BS Biological ScienceSalil Singh
University of Maryland Baltimore County BS Biology
I want to start off by thanking my Mom. Dad. and Sister for being such a caring, loving and crazy family. You guys are always so supportive and I greatly appreciated that!
I want to congratulate class of 2009 for making it through. I wish everyone the best of luck in their futures.
To all those special people who have made Philly enjoyable, I thank you. There are many cherishable memories. I hope we continue to keep in touch and experience many more!
Special thanks to:
Cho: for being my workout buddy.
Tina: for being my movie night buddy and much more!
David: for all those philosophical conversations, and dinner of course!!!
Lisa: for letting me take over the couch.
Kelvin: for being urself.
Tanya: for letting Kelvin be Kelvin.
Aroob: for practicing punjabi hindi urdu with me.
Steve: for all those memorable dancing moments.
Karen Scrra: for being laid back Californians.
.Iordan: for being 1 3 of UN. and classmate buddy...the days you showed up atleasl.
Michelle: for being Gangsta and Fly!
Take care everyone!
65 2009 Achilles66 Temple University School of Podiatric MedicineGian Steinhauser
Wake Forest University BS Health and Exercise Science
I’d like to thank my family and friends for all your love and support that has helped me get this far in life. To Mom Dad. you’re my heros! I’m so lucky to have such caring and loving parents that I can still look up to. Gina, your future looks bright and I can't wait to see where life will take you. Banafsheh. you brighten every day for me and are the light in my life. I wish I could be around you always. Warner and Evan, I will miss you dearly and hope we'll be in close contact throughout the years. I'll never forget the long nights of studying, the crazy projects and fun afternoon lunches. It's rare to have friends, where you can practically read each other's minds, understand every inside joke, or know that no matter what, they've got your back. Without you. Podiatry school would never have been nearly as fun. Our experiences and adventures will remain with me always and I think of them often.
I love you all dearly and would do anything for you. Don't ever hesitate to call or see me when you think of me. 1 look forward to the many good years ahead and can't wait to share them with each of you.
To each of my teachers, thank you for challenging me and helping me reach my goals. Your efforts and many lectures helped form me into the podiatrist that I have become. You've not only affected my life, but also the countless patients who will benefit from my care. I look forward to being a colleague of yours in this great profession. Good luck in your future and thank you again.
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Chestnut Hill College BS Biochemistry
Jeff: Thank you so much for your love and support...1 know it wasn't always easy these past four years, especially when I was grouchy and sleep-deprived!...You have always believed in me even when 1 did not. Whenever I was stressed and couldn't take it anymore, you were always there making me smile and bringing me hot chocolate! I could not have done this without you. You truly are the best husband anyone can ask for, and I am truly one lucky girl! 1 love you with all my heart and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you!
Mom and Dad: A simple thank you is not sufficient. I truly believe I would not have achieved this degree, had it not been for your support and motivation. You have always believed in me even when I doubted my own potential. I miss you guys so much now that we are states apart, however even though we are far apart you always were there to pick me up when I was down. Mom, thank you for always knowing when I was stressed even when I didn’t tell you. and making me feel better. Dad, thanks for teaching me many many invaluable lessons of life. It is because of both of you that I am the person who I am today, and 1 thank you for that!
Mr. and Mrs. VVawa: Thank you for being my home away from home! Mr. W thank you for all the delicious dinners you made especially on the days that I was exhausted! Mrs. W thanks for always making sure I didn't sleep through my alarm and that I was up early enough to cram for a test..Words can't explain how much you both mean to me: you guys were my sounding board through all the stress and excitement over the past four years!
I .auric and Michele: I love you both so much thank you for always being there for me.
Aw v the Lexie Dog: The best doggie in the world and my companion when I pulled all nighters!Celia Storey
Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College BS Biology
“It is not the destination to the .Journey that counts, but the ability to see with new eyes."
Thank you for your unwavering dedication, guidance, protection, and love.
To my Family:
Thank you for your support, understanding, direction, and loving arms.
To my friends:
Thank you for your laughter, tears, adventures, and teamwork.
To the faculty ofTUSPM:
Thank you for your persistence within education, wisdom within lessons. belief within students, and making it count within the journey.
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University of Michigan ____________________________________________ BA History
Mom, words cannot describe the appreciation for the extreme sacrifices you have made to raise Kiren and I. You have always been there for me and have never let me down. You have shown a mother’s love that is unparalleled in this world. From extravagant school lunches everyday to attending every sporting event or award ceremony I have ever had, you are the definition of mother. One of the most important traits that you have taught me Ls to be a true gentleman, an attribute that has already taken me far. All your dedication and love is truly appreciated.
Papa, you are my hero. My goal in life is to be just like you. Your patience, caring, calmness, and love in everything you do provide the perfect example as a father, husband, and physician. Mom taught me how to be gentleman, but you are the model. Thank you for being so involved in my life despite your busy schedule. Thank you for providing for our family, and for putting everyone else before you. you are truly selfless. I love you so much and I look forward to spending many hours on the fairways and greens (not bunkers and trees) with you for years to come
Kiren. I would be lost without you as an older brother. I do not know how you managed life without having an older sibling to answer all your questions. You have made growing up as a first generation American much easier for me by blazing quite the trail. You are my best friend, and the perfect older brother. I am thrilled that I am your younger brother because 1 lack the strength and wisdom to be the eldest. I hope that our close and loving relationship will continue for the rest of our lives.
1 have more close friends than 1 could ever imagine, from my days at the University of Michigan, to those here in Philadelphia. I consider you not just friends, but family. Thank you for making medical school fun and enjoyable, a feat that 1 did not think was possible. 1 am extremely grateful for having developed life long relationships that 1 will cherish forever.Aliza Vazana-Eisen
University of Miami
BS Biology and Religious Studies_______________________
Matthew: You are my best friend, my partner in crime, and the love of my life. Thank you for always supporting me along this tough journey; 1 wouldn’t have made it without your comforting words and constant motivation (the occasional bouquet of flowers and surprise dinners helped too). I will forever cherish your love and the foundation we’ve built and will continue to build as husband and wife. You truly are the most amazing man I've ever met and I am so proud to be your wife. 1 know that with lots of love and laughter you and 1 can handle whatever life throws our way. May we always be happy, healthy, and share manysimchas. I love you!!
Imma Abba: Where do I begin? Your love and support has helped shape the person I am today. Abba - when 1 said I wanted to be a doctor you sat with me throughout grade school and tutored me when I needed help. Imma - the older I get the smarter you become and the more I appreciate you. Thank you for always encouraging me to do my best and get ahead. I pray that Matthew and I can have a marriage as strong and loving as yours. I’m excited to one day B'H share many happy moments with you. ANO OHEVET OTCHEM!
Dek Tal: When we were young we used to "fight " a lot but now that we’re older we are much closer and I am so happy for that. I love all of our inside jokes and the fact that you still call me when you need someone to intervene with imma and abba. I will always be there for you and I love you both very much!!
Natalie .VJan: Thank you so much for being my home away from home. You’ve always treated me like your own daughter and I’ll always be grateful. TODA RABA for all the good memories and G-d willing there will be many more!
Class of 2009: We finally did it! Congratulations to all - thank you for the wonderful friendships, good memories, and plenty of laughs. I wish you all the best of luck.
AM ISRAELI CHAI
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Albion College BA Chemistry and Art History
I would like to thank my mom. 1 never would have made it anywhere in life without your love and support, you are my mother, my role model, and my friend. Thank you to my friends and family who were always there for me through the obstacles and the achievements throughout the years, your support means everything to me. And to my TUSPM family.
"1 hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known." - Unknown
May we all keep in touch and meet again very soon! Congratulations everyone!Jacob Wynes
University of Maryland MS Physiology Rutgers University
BA Biological Sciences and Psychology
The journey has been an exciting one... full of medical and personal exploration. I am thankful for all that have helped me along the way and have been a source of guidance and support. Specifically. I would like to thank my beautiful fiancee Joanna and my family for standing behind me when things were at their worst and celebrating with me during times of accomplishment. Thank you to my classmates and future colleagues for their diligence in striving for success and challenging me to do better. I will miss everyone and look forward to staying connected, as physicians, in the Podiatric medical community.
Congratulations! You graduated! I feel happy, proud and relieved. It is clear your future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. Avoid pitfalls, seize the opportunities and remember you always have a home where you are loved. Love.Your Mom
P.S. Jim and Grandpa also wish you success and happiness. Jim wants to mention that now it is probably a good time to ask for money.
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University of Punjab Pakistan M.B.B.S. (Doctor of Medicine)
In the name of Allah (God). Most Gracious. Most Merciful!
Thank you to my family and friends for their unconditional love and support through thick and thin.
Thank you to my awesome professors and clinicians who are second to none in their specialties.
To my fellow classmates, I wish you all continued success and happiness! Thank you for all of the great memories —CONGRATULATIONS!!!
“The thing always happens that you really believe in. and the belief in a thing makes it happen."
--Frank L. WrightPriya Parthasarathy
Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences DCH
University of Waterloo BS Kinesiology
Mom Dad: Thank you so much for all the love and support throughout the years. I would never be where I am today without your constant encouragement and unfaltering faith in me. Thank you for all the sacrifices you have made to allow me to become who I am today. Regardless of distance, it's comforting to know that you are only a phone call away at any hour of the day or night!
Lala: You're the best sister a girl could ask for. You're accomplishments at your age make me strive to be a better person. Who’s the older sister again? Thanks for always listening to my complaints and being my voice of reason.
Lopa: Thank you for picking up my phone calls and listening to me vent about anything and everything. You have kept me sane throughout the years whether it was with school, life, or nothing at all. you are always there to listen. Despite our distance. I know we ll be friends forever. I am so lucky to have a best friend like you.
Ken: I never would have gotten through these two years at Temple without you. Thank you for your guidance and support through all the tough times. Seeing what you have accomplished and where you are today is what kept me going. I am truly blessed to have you in my life. Alicia: Thank you for being such an amazing roommate! I’m going to miss our nights of TV watching and our weekend shopping trips. I will always be there for you and I know you will be too!
To all of my Toronto Girls: Thank you for your constant visits and phone calls, "side by side or miles apart, good friends are always close to the heart."
Class of 2009: Thank you for welcoming me into your class. The friendships I've made in these two short years will undoubtedly last a lifetime. I'm so excited to embark on the rest of our lives!!!!
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University of Western Ontario BHSc Health Sciences The Mchener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
So, I'm sitting here reflecting back on my “quest", as 1 like to call it. All I have to say is; it has been one long road to get here. I know that many say it takes tenacity and personal discipline to achieve what 1 have done so far, but think that it took a lot more. 1 will like to thank God for giving me the strength to keep going. Having such wonderful and supportive parents, family, and friends has really made this journey livable. There have been times of extreme happiness and sadness, but 1 am grateful that I have been blessed with such good moral support. To My Parents: Yours is the very essence of great parenting. You have left your lives back in Trinidad for us, sacrificing everything. 1 will never forget how we had to build ourselves from scratch when we came to Canada. Your strength to continue is what fuels me to keep going. You have taught me the importance of striving for, and attaining my goals in life while maintaining a level of integrity and ethics. 1 would like to say that this doctorate is partially yours too. I love you guys so much, and one day I hope to give something back to you both. Daddy: I will work on that house on the beach; Mommy: Gotta get that Jaguar sports car
To My Family: Although you haven't been here physically here with me during my trials and trubulations, 1 know you have always supported me. 1 just want to say thank you. Together we should strive to make our parents proud.
To My Friends: “Friendship is the wine of life. Die longer you keep it. the stronger and sweeter it grows." 1 have been blessed in my life to have some QUALITY friends. You have been one of my main supports in my life. You really come through for me when I am in need of help, or just in need of a good laugh. 1 know that I don't say it as much as I should, but I love you ALL "9-5!" ..but its not over yet Mo...NOT YET.78 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Above: The cool table. (Also at table but Not Pictured- Dr. Palamarehuk and Dr. Piraino)CD
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Mo and Dr. Piraino
Above: Christina and Kim Directly Above: Tasha and JeffBeside: Mary, Jason, Katie, Dan, Will, Rich. Kim
Below: Gian, Kwasi, Man-jo, Christal. Jade. Evan. Millicent
Directly Below: Christal, Neda
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Right: Evan and Ashley's baby-Rocket.
Below Left: Zach with his Fiance Katie
Below Center: Mark’s little ones.
Below Right: Katie with her hubby Chris
Above Left: Angela with her Fiance Dlrectlv Above: Melissa with her husband Jeffr
ENGAGEMENTS, WEDDINGS AND BABIES:
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EBRATIONSThis group is ready for some badminton.
Left: Cory, Katie and Marianne at city hall.
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Fatima and Olga make a wish.
Kim surrounded by nature.Marianne says “hi” from Liberty Island. Jordan is ready for a night out on the
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AND MORE STUDYING
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Enjoying a nice summers day.93 2009 Achilles94 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
THENAnd Jordan still has his man crush!
Studying for boards was fun...right
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Above: Carl and Zach on Broad Street moments after the Phillies won the 08 world series.
Right: Fatima feeds Eric a snowball.
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RITE OF PASSAGE:
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RITE OF PASSAGE:
TAKING THE OATH
Above: Christina gets pinned.Everyone takes the Oath together.
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FUN TIMES IN PHILLY
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NO BOOKS ALLOWED
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Renee’s Baby Shower
Bottom Left Middle Bottom: Aliza’s Wedding
Top Right Bottom Right: Jaminelli’s WeddingAbove:
Elizabeth Meets Mayor Nutter at Clean Air Councils 27th Annual 5K Run for Clean Air
Above: Jordan’s Engagement
Top Right Middle Bottom: Tony's Wedding
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WELCOME TO PHILLY!!
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WELCOME TO PHILLY!!
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FUN IN THE SUN PICNIC
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FUN IN THE SUN PICNIC
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TAKING A BREAK!!
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CPS (BIBLE STUDY)
L-R: Zubaria S. (Treasurer), Brandon L. (Vice President), Jaininclli B. (Secretary), and Manoj Lai (President).
L-R: Thomas L. (Vice President). Caitlin G. (Secretary). Matt W. (President), and Jay S. (Treasurer).(CLUBS)
L-R: Yevgeniy S. (Vice President), Krista K. (Treasurer), I)r. Pontious, Nicole D. (Secretary), and Jonathan S. (President).
Top L-R: Laura Z., Danielle S., David W., Geoff S., Ellie N.. Drew C., John S., and Toni D. Bottom L-R: Kelly P.. Devin H., Edngie O., Bobby C., and Sarah M.
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Top L-R: Sarah K. (National Delegate), Laura W. (Vice President), Lauren R. (National Delegate-Alternate). Bottom L-R: Jaminelle B. (Treasurer), Issac N. (President), Edugie O. (President-Elect), and Nafisa H. (Secretary).
L-R: Dan G. (Treasurer). David YV. ( rice President). Corinne C. (Second Vice President). Dave B. (President), and Eugene T. (Secretary).L-R: Or. Piraino, Morgan H. (President-Elect), Ann W. (Treasurer), Matt W. (Vice President), Caitlin M. (Secretary), and Sabina M. (President).
L-R: MaryEllen B. (President), Dara S. (Vice President), and Ellie N. (Secretary).
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L-R: Sachin P. (Treasurer), Pain S. (Secretary), Chetna B. (President-Elect), and Dunni O. (Presi dent)
L-R: Crista Z. (President-Elect), Jonathan S. (Secretary), Shital P. (President), Sunghwan B. (Vice President). Elizabeth H. (Vice President-Elect), and Bindu M. (Secretary Elect)
L-R: Valarie V. (Secretary), Jennifer V. (Treasurer), Josh H. (President), and Kelly P. (Vice President)
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Temple University of School Podiatric Medicine
Christopher Blackwall James Burke, PhD
Director of Development Associate Dean for
Roderick Jones. MBA
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
John Mattiacci, DPM Anthony Morris, MBA
Dean Director of Facilities
Director of Student Services
Larry Newman. DPM
Assistant Dean and Medical Director
Samuel Spadone. DPM
Assistant Dean for Educational AffairsDepartment of Biomedical Sciences
James Burke, PhD Marion Chan, PhD Raymond DiPrimio. DPM Chet Johnson
Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics
Richard Cerruti Carmen Harris Steven Kravitz, DPM
Ziad Labbad, MD.
Harvey Lemont, DPM
William Martin. DPM
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James McGuire, PT, DPM Augustine Morano, DPM Larry Newman, DPM Mary Oehler
Chair and Director of Leonard Medical Director
Abrams Wound Care Center
Howard Palamarchuk, DPM Steve Pettinco. DPT Leslie Robinson, DPM JinsupSong, DPM. PhD
Director of Gait Study Center
Samuel Spadone. DPM Tracey Vlahovic, DPM
Kendrick Whitney, DPM
Kathya Zinszer, DPM
Chair and Director for Outreach ServicesDepartment of Podiatric Surgery
Kim Flood, RN Tina I.auri, RN Kieran Mahan, MS, DPM
Jane Pontious, DPM
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TUSPM Staff and Clinic Administrators and Staff
Loretta Edwards Tyrone Evans Robert Gallagher Mary Gates
Lydia Grazier Sue Grigley
Angel llaldcnian Joe HestonTUSPM Staff and Clinic Administrators and Staff
Chuck MacFarland Tomika Marsh
Marge McSorely Loretta Ooten
Brenda Reid Meghan Rodowicz Carol Romano
Jesse Scott Nikki Scullon Katerra Snead Dana Tango
Emilie ZoltickNeda Joon;
All that hardworking and perseverance finally paid off.
I am really proud of and happy for you and your accomplishment.
We couldn't ask for anything more than seeing our little angel succeed in life. This is one of the happiest times of our lives.
You've always made us proud in every step you took. We love you so much and wish you a life filled with health and happiness.
Words can not describe how happy we are for you. You are an amazing sister and a wonderful friend.
You are finally done! No more riding the smelly bus!!! I'm glad you survived!!
Love you and wish you all the best;
rats Dr. Neda Arjomafl
Neda Jan;Dear Millicent
Time for a Joyous Celebration! Hard Work=Just Rewards You're on the verge of enjoying the fruits of your labor!! I'm so proud of you. You have achieved so much at this early stage of your life's journey! May the journey continue.... I LOVE YOU, Mommy
LEARNING IS A NEVER ENDING JOURNEY. YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT THE THINGS YOU WILL LEARN WHEN KEEPING AN OPEN MIND. Love, Daddy
Congratulations! May you continue to exceed our expectations. Love your brother, JB
We are not only proud of you for continuing our family legacy of academic excellence and personnel achievement, we are just as proud of you for doing it with such style, grace and maturity. You are on the road to a most successfully and fulfilling future! Take time to enjoy every minute of it!!! Love your 1 sis, Samatha
183 2009 AchillesCongratulations Dr. Christal DeCuir-Charbonnet
‘We are so proud of your accomplishments andyour determination to make tfiis ivorfd a 6etter place to live, god Has 6lessedyou wit ft the gift of healing, encouragement, foresight and the a6i(ity to bring the podiatric medicalprofession to another level Many lives iwill he changed 6y your healing hands and your willingness to stay connected to god.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies ...strenght and honor are her clothing and she shall rejoice in the time to come. She opened her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” -Proverbs 31:10, 25 26
PRAISE THE LORD!Dearest Katie,
It seems only a short time ago you came to us, a gift from heaven. Today you exist in two worlds; one of exciting reality and one of gossamer memory'. You have brought us pride and joy in your growth and accomplishments: a woman grown and established in the world. You have the talent and skills to chart your own course and destiny. That is no small thing in today’s world. Soon to be a doctor, a healer of ills and infirmities; a wonderful life and career lie before you. Live it with purpose, joy and courage. And yet, in our memories, you still walk mam-paths and years. Flashes and glimmers of past moments and joys catch us pleasantly unawares. A smile of yours, a look, a laugh, a song, and you are instantly transported in our minds back to an earlier moment; when you touched our lives with some new wonder. A birthday party here, a trip there, the snowman we built in Oklahoma, movies we shared, and the quiet moments that spoke more than all. Gone are the days when giving you a quarter or a dollar made you as excited as someone w ho has found buried treasure. Yet it is we who have the great treasure; it is you. We look foreword to watching you continue to grow and excel in life, for such is life that naught remains the same, except in our memories and even they can be lovingly tempered by time. Though proud parents we are. parents we remain. Even as you and the world continue to move on, now and then, if we listen close enough, we can still hear the laugh or a song of our little Katie, lovingly preserved in echoes of time. We love you very much and are very proud of you. We wish you all the best in life and no tears lest they be tears of joy. Mom and Dad.
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Ii is with heartfelt joy that we watched you grow into the man you’ve become.
Your spirit for life is contagious.
Your dedication to your profession is admirable.
And your love for your family is amazing.
W e are proud to call you ours.
We love you...
Mom. Dad, Stephanie, Courtney,
Tania Barbara. I'ncleJefF, Henry, Michael, Steven, and RebeccaDr. Carl Alexander Kihm
Congratulations on an amazing "feat." VBj
r You will leave a lasting impression on the footpath you have tenaciously pursued to the realization of your life's calling We are all so toe-tally proud of you! f You are an inspiration to all of us! With love and affection,
187 2009 AchillesCONGRATULATIONS Dr. Jason P. Mallette
From the moment you were born you were curious of all your surroundings. You always needed to know why? why? why? We knew the minute you could walk and talk that you were going to be a great achiever. You were just like a sponge and had to know it all! All the experience and knowledge you have obtained throughout your school years has made you the wonderful man you are today.
You’ve always given your best effort on everything you’ve done and never accepted failure. This achievement proves once again how diligence, hard work and determination helped you to become the best Person, Doctor and Son you could possibly be.
The phrase “We are so very PROUD of you” doesn’t even come close to conveying the PRIDE we feel!
Congratulations and we wish you all the success you earned and deserve in your future as “Dr. Jay”.
My precious sister Cnsuna.
You mean a lot to me You are very determined, with high goals, tenacious, and. in the same time, with a humble, soft, and loving heart, always going an extra mile for your patients and those close to you. selflessly pleasing every one around, even in tough circumstances, you always seem to find a lot of energy to help others, while forgetting about your own needs; you want to do other people happier and to comfort them, even if that means sacrifice on your part. 1 have never met such a grateful person in my life. You are my mentor and counselor. 1 never get bored around you, full of compassion and full of life. L'n picur mic de huma phn de viata. Whoever knows you is enriched by your presence, calm, and wisdom Your patients will be blessed and lucky to have you as a provider Too bad you will not be able to see thousands of patients a week, all of them to take advantage of your medical advice and professionalism as you aim to bring a drop of happiness in their life When signing up for you. patients might not guess what an understanding, compassionate and loving heart is hiding behind your name, truly trying everything in your power to alleviate their pain and help them in their afflictions. 1 am confident that Podiatry is being blessed by you entering and practicing in this field. Keep up the good job!
Ai lost ca un dar venit de sus Caci cu bucune casa ai umplut.
Senina, vesela. vesnic zimbiioare.
Ai adus cu tine fericirea si mult soare Harnica ai lost de mica;
Intcligenta ti-ai aratat-o -n once lucru.
Studiul era desfatarea ta:
Prin unghere te-ascundeai pentru a-nvata Curiozitatea te-nsotea pretutindem,
Vroiai sa sin, sa cunosti, mistere sa dezlegi Si asa petreceai ore intregi Studiind si deslegind tainclc ascunse-n cam Acum, cind ti s-a deschis un alt drum de studiu, Ai fost vesela si multumita chiar in greul vietn Ai renuntat la comfort si ai luptat din rasputeri Sa poti birui, sa ajungi la dontul tel Sa mergi pe el cu bucurie si cu multumire; Fiecare sa vada bunatate-n tine.
Darumd tot ce poll si ai invatat in ani Pentru a alma duren si-a vindcca bolnavi.
Sa fie toata munca la cu rod.
Si sa-ti aduca multi multi snopi Ca in ziua mareata sa ai cununa Caci ai luptat lupta cea buna.
Cu multa dragoste. Mama
Draga noastra ftica Cristina.
Am analizat viata si am constatat ca desi este scurta, de fapt este o lupta permanenta. Ctnd am stat si am pnvu viata ta. am vazut ca te asemanai cu un ostas curajos. care nu te-ai lasat invmsa sa cazi pe cimpul de lupta desi aveai de luptat atit cu Inamtcul. cit si cu camarazii tai sau 3sa numitii “fratii tai" care te urau dm invidie ca pe Iosif ori pe David. Ai avail prilejul sau norocul sa desfason lupta in mod permanent pe malul unui nu care curge din stinca de sus si cind erai insetata, lovita si istovita. acea apa dtn stinca ui dadea puten noi ca sa poti incepc lupta larasi. Acum, dupa aproape 20 de am de lupta. doar cuiva pasi mai ai si bucuroasa vei Qutura steagul pe reduta si-ti vei indrepta ochii spre cer si vei spune." Doamne, Dumnezeule. in multumesc ca pina aici m-ai ajutat. Caci numai tu mi-ai dat putere si Sana tale, si m-ai pus cu picioarele pe piedestal Acum te rog frumos, ajuta-ma sa ajut pe cel m nevoi si durere; de aceea indura-te de mine si da-mi multa intelepciune. binecuvinteaza-mi ochu si munile, ca tot ce voi face . tot ce voi opera, sa se faca spre slava Numelui tau de Dumnezeu bun si putcrmc." Tata se va ruga pt tine cit va trai pe pamint cum s-a rugat losua. sa ai izbinda si soarele sa nu apuna peste viata ta. Isus Domnul sa fie peste viata ta'"
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In your recital, you danced to the song "On My Tiny Toes". Little did we know that the career you would choose would be to take care of peoples' toes!
Whether it was learning how to do a cartwheel for cheerleading, being first in the race instead of last in track, or passing pharmacology and the boards, your determination has always helped you to succeed in whatever you did. It has gotten you to where you are today. You have a list of goals that you would like to do
to do in your life. You can achieve them all with your determination (A don't forget that smile). The best is yet to come. We are so very proud of you, Dr. Rowe!!
All our love,
Mom, Dad A Grandma (A Bianca •V.
too!) ...Dear Jake,
Congratulations! Vou graduated! I feel happy, proud and relieved. It is clear your future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls.
Avoid pitfalls, seize tl e opportunities and remember yon always have a home where you are ldyed.
P.S. Jim and Grandpa also wish you success and happiness. Jim wants to mention that now it is probably a good time to ask for monejy.
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CONGRATULATIONS DR. JASON NALDO
As you enter yet another phase of your life. 1 want to take this opportunity to let you know how very proud I am of your accomplishments. 1 have always been amazed at your ability to set and achieve your goals successfully while still continuing to “sharpen your socialization skills.” This ability has made you into a wonderful, well-rounded individual whom I am very proud to call my son. My wish for you is continued health, happiness and success in your chosen profession. And, of course...
Dr. Anup Patel
We are proud of your achievement. Today is the day to celebrate all your hard work and dedication. Your compassion and kind manner will only enhance your medical skills.
May God continue to bless you always, and wish that the next steps you take through the journey of Life are HAPPY, HEALTHY and SUCCESSFUL ones
Love you always. Mom, Baba and AnjaliCONGRATULATION? Dr. Marianne Revert!
We are very proud of you! You’re truly a blessing! Love, Dad, Mom, Anne, and £teve
Congratulations to the
Graduating Class of 2009
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