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2015 Urban Scholar Awards

The Susan B. Anthony Center’s Urban Scholar Award is presented to students who embrace the spirit of Susan B. Anthony in their dedication to social justice, overcoming social barriers to success, dedication to community activism, passion for community service, commitment to higher edcuation, and/or the pursuit of professional career goals.

Students must be enrolled in a Rochester City School District high school or college/trade school, the Hillside Work Scholarship Connection , and the Teen Health & Success Partnership program while also employed at the University of Rochester, Strong Health, or Highland Hospital. Candidates are nominated by UR faculty or staff, Hillside Work Scholarshipstaff, RCSD staff or community leaders/supervisors.  Award recipients received a $1,000 scholarship to be used for college or trade school needs.

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the Susan B. Anthony Urban Scholar Award!

UR Teen Health & Success Partnership program participants are photographed at the HWSC Senior Celebration at Rochester Auditorium Theatre May 27, 2015. // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

Tianna Alston

2015 graduate of Northeast College Preparatory High School
SUNY College at Brockport

She has been recognized by her colleagues and supervisors for her outstanding work at Highland Hospital as a patient companion observer, attending to patients’ needs. She hopes to pursue a career in nursing and volunteers her time at a CDS Monarch house in Rochester.

UR Teen Health & Success Partnership program participants are photographed at the HWSC Senior Celebration at Rochester Auditorium Theatre May 27, 2015. // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

Sheilah Kirui

2015 graduate of Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School
University of Rochester

At Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School she was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. She works as a project assistant in the office of the COO at the UR Center for Community Health and volunteers at the Open Door Mission and the FIRST Lego League at the University of Rochester.

UR Teen Health & Success Partnership program participants are photographed at the HWSC Senior Celebration at Rochester Auditorium Theatre May 27, 2015. // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

Peterson Pierre

2013 graduate of Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School
SUNY Buffalo State

Pierre is currently studying biochemistry at SUNY Buffalo State and is employed as food service staff at Highland Hospital and as a cashier at Wegmans. At school he volunteers as a team leader for the organization, New Generation of Young Men (NGYM). This summer, he is completing an internship with the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) as he pursues a career in medicine.

UR Teen Health & Success Partnership program participants are photographed at the HWSC Senior Celebration at Rochester Auditorium Theatre May 27, 2015. // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

Halima Munyakayanza

2015 graduate of Vanguard Collegiate High School
Nazareth College

She is employed as a food service worker at Hillside Market. She actively volunteers at Mary’s Place teaching English to refugees and at Monroe Community Hospital serving food to patients and staff. She also volunteers for Action for a Better Community, performing maintenance on area homes.

UR Teen Health & Success Partnership program participants are photographed at the HWSC Senior Celebration at Rochester Auditorium Theatre May 27, 2015. // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

Niyera Jeanine

2015 graduate of All City High School
Monroe Community College

She is employed as a food service worker in the University’s Wilson Commons on River Campus. She has volunteered as a reading and math tutor for elementary school students at the Rochester Public Library. Jeanine is currently pursuing a career as a medical assistant.