Lehman College congratulates four recent scholarship recipients – three from the Bronx CUNY Scholarship Fund and one from the New York Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. All have plans to work for the well-being of Bronx residents and advocate for a healthier global village.
Francisco Cruz and Sharonda Oppong-Addae are Bronx CUNY Scholars and Genill Reynoso is an Elias Karmon Scholar.
Two Bronx businessmen, Serafin Mariel and the late Elias Karmon, founded the Bronx CUNY Scholarship Fund in 2007. Their goal was to provide scholarship support to students who attend one of the three CUNY colleges in the Bronx: Lehman College, Bronx Community College, and Hostos Community College. Preference is given to students who live in the Bronx. Since its launch, the Bronx CUNY Scholarship Fund has helped more than 250 students.
Imani Dubois was one of four CUNY students to receive the New York Hispanic Chamber of Commerce award. She was awarded at the Chamber’s annual banquet on December 6, entitled “Building Hispanic Leadership.”
About the awardees:
Francisco Cruz is a senior pursuing a double major in Psychology and Philosophy. He has been a Presidential Scholars for the past three semesters. Francisco works with the Healthy CUNY Initiative, conducting research about food environments on CUNY campuses and working to ensure that students leave CUNY healthier and prepared to protect their future health.
Sharonda Oppong-Addae is a senior majoring in Speech Pathology. She plans to earn a master’s degree, work with children and adults, and increase global awareness of speech conditions.
Genill Reynoso is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, with plans to attend graduate school. Genill is a Lehman Scholar and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society. She is a member of the Nursing Students Association, where she tutors new students, and she has volunteered at the Isabella Nursing Home and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. As a nurse, she plans to lobby for more programs to educate people on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Imani Dubois is a sophomore with plans to major in Nursing. A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Imani has worked as an intern at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. She is also a student-athlete on the Lehman Lightning women’s volleyball team.