ACOFP is proud of its exceptional student members and their commitment to excellence and upholding osteopathic values. We are happy to recognize our Student Chapter Award winners and Auxiliary Student Award winners for the 2019–2020 academic year.

Please join us in congratulating the following student award winners:

Student Chapter Awards

Chapter Recruitment
Award

A.T. Still University Kirksville
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kade Kinney, President
Lei Alena Dagot, Vice President
Vanessa Ignacio, Secretary
Karina Timmerman, Treasurer

Most Improved
Chapter Award

Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine, Southern Utah

Kathryn Forneris, President
Joshua Clason, Vice President
Andy Thai, Secretary
Kyle Wyer, Treasurer

Humanitarian
Chapter Award

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Adam Miller, President
Megan Self, Vice President
Nicholas Buskill, Secretary
Joel Johnson, Treasurer

Communications
Chapter Award

A.T. Still University Kirksville
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kade Kinney, President
Lei Alena Dagot, Vice President
Vanessa Ignacio, Secretary
Karina Timmerman, Treasurer

A.T. Still Chapter Award

Ohio University Heritage
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mark Bugada, President
Ryan Jay, Vice President
Matt Kochheiser, Secretary/Treasurer

President’s Award

Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine, Southern Utah

Kathryn Forneris, President
Joshua Clason, Vice President
Andy Thai, Secretary
Kyle Wyer, Treasurer

Auxiliary Student Awards

Auxiliary support provides awards for qualified osteopathic medical students who are active members of the school’s ACOFP student chapter and intend to enter an osteopathic family medicine residency program.

2020 Marie Wiseman Outstanding Osteopathic Student of the Year Award

Athena Chatzigiannidis

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

This award, in memory of Marie Wiseman, recognizes an osteopathic medical student who demonstrates strong philanthropic and community service. This annual award provides one osteopathic medical student with $5,000 to help defray medical school and/or personal expenses and affirms the recipient’s activities and outstanding community service within the osteopathic family medical association. A joint effort between ACOFP and the Auxiliary to the ACOFP Awards Committee reviews applications and selects the recipient of the award.

Emerging Osteopathic Leader Awards

ACOFP and the Auxiliary to the ACOFP annually awards $2,500 to qualified emerging osteopathic student leaders in osteopathic family medicine and ACOFP. These awards are intended to assist the students in defraying their medical school and/or personal expenses and to affirm the recipients’ interest in association leadership.

Thomas W. Duffy

Oklahoma State University COM

Joe Li

Kansas City University COM

Shikha Patel

Rowan University SOM

Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Awards

The ACOFP and Auxiliary to the ACOFP annually awards $1,000 awards to qualified medical students who have indicated an interest in family medicine and the ACOFP. These awards are intended to assist the students in defraying their medical school and/or personal expenses.

Jessica Dede Bedele
Philadelphia COMVictoria Marie Brucker
University of the Incarnate World SOMMarissa Bruno
A.T. Still University SOMAmanda Marie DiSabato
Ohio University Heritage COM, Athens

Joanna Durfee
Rocky Vista University COM,
Southern Utah

Wyatt Eikermann
A.T. Still University Kirksville COM

Trevor Evans
Michigan State University COM

Kathryn Forneris
Rocky Vista University COM,
Southern Utah

Connie Lynn Ha
Touro University COM, California

Kathryn A. Hawks
Lincoln Memorial University,
DeBusk COMKimberly Lee Kin
Touro University COM, CaliforniaD. Tyler King
NYIT COMAlissa Laroche
Nova Southeastern University COM

Luke Jaylen McFarland
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic
Medicine, Bradenton

Seema Mehta
Michigan State University COM

Abbie Nistler
Edward Via COM, Virginia

Annie Phung
Philadelphia COM, Georgia

Nicole Randel
Des Moines University COMMeaghan Roszyk
Philadelphia COMAndrew D. Sallavanti
Lake Erie COMAishwarya Sharma
Ohio University Heritage COM, Cleveland

Ross Tanick
Rocky Vista University COM,
Colorado

Gregory Turissini
Ohio University Heritage COM, Athens

Erika Tvedten
Michigan State University COM

Allison Marie Walen
Midwestern University COM, Arizona

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