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Mentoring in Action


Thank you to Project VOYAGE mentor, Anne Sinopoli, for her fine work.  Anne is a 2012 Graduate of Clarkson University where she majored in Mechanical Engineering.  Her job at GE brought her to Erie where she began to volunteer for BMC, first at our fundraisers, and then joined the  Board of Directors in 2014.  Anne’s enthusiasm is contagious!  When she learned of a Project VOYAGE student who was interested in a STEM related field, she jumped at the chance to assist Ghana in pursuing her career path.  Thanks to The Erie Community Foundation for funding Project VOYAGE. 20150425_140727 20150425_140747-001



In Anne’s words:

“I mentored Ghana on researching educational and professional opportunities in the medical field.  We started by learning the differences between a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, M.D. (allopathic) degree and a D.O. (osteopathic) degree.   We researched local universities that offered medical programs and assessed Ghana’s eligibility.  Ghana even held an interview with a doctor who owns his own practice in Erie.  Ghana was able to conclude she wanted to pursue a full doctor degree.  She would like to work in the medical field in the U.S. and have the option to work abroad in the future.

To help Ghana get an idea of what college would be like and how the application process would work we visited Gannon University’s open house.   We listened to a panel of current students, a presentation by admissions, took a tour and had lunch with a professor.

Ghana has applied to Penn State University and awaiting a reply.”  Good luck, Ghana!

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