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Alumni Medical Mission to Haiti

Alumni Medical Mission to Haiti
Pre-med students and medical alumni put their Jesuit ideals into action during a medical mission trip to Haiti.

A group of alumni physicians led a group of University of Scranton students on a life-changing medical mission in late January.

Led by Hartford, Conn., maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Richard Bevilacqua ’83, the team spent one week in several regions of Haiti providing much-needed medical care to the most underserved in the country. Dr. Chris Andres ’89, Dr. Chris Jones ’02 and Dr. Sara Gonzalez ’03 served as leaders, along with Dr. Bevilacqua.

University students Nick Cucci ’14, Amanda Stahl ’14, Mike Kelly ’14, Liz Joyce ’15 and Christopher Kustera ’15 experienced firsthand the poverty that plagues Haiti.

“This trip showed me that the Jesuit ideals aren’t just vocabulary from a theology class. Medicine doesn’t end when docs leave the office, nor does service end when you leave The University of Scranton,” said Stolfi. “Leaving Scranton and starting medical school means stepping out of a book and into the Jesuit ideals in action, into a life of service, compassion, and love.”

This mission would not be possible without the generous support of alumni and friends. If you would like to help support the alumni medical mission trip, please visit scranton.edu/makeagift. Select “other” and enter “Medical Alumni Council Mission Fund.”

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