GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — The Council of Black Faculty and Staff at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will host its 29th Annual Awards Dinner and Dance on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Carriage House in Galloway. The itinerary begins at 5:30 p.m. and the awards presentation begins at 8 p.m.
Dr. Agathe Franck, M.D., a 2002 graduate and Fords resident, will receive the Distinguished Stockton Alumna award.
Franck, a native of Haiti, excelled in her studies and worked as a residential coordinator and as an English and math tutor for Stockton’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program. She completed her residency in family practice medicine at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, and while there, she blossomed into the full fledged physician she is today. A
fter working at the outpatient Monmouth Hospital Family Medical Center last year, she continued her career at South Jersey Family Medical Center in Burlington. Aside from giving to her local community, she found time to lend her career to those in need on an international level. Franck joined Operation Smile in 2008 for a volunteer mission to Nicaragua, assisting in the surgical care of children with facial deformities. She continued her international volunteer efforts in St. Lucia the following year.
Having seen the massive devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this year, Franck took it upon herself to fly to her homeland in order to bring supplies and provide care to many orphans that were left homeless.
Since its inception more than a quarter of a century ago, the Council of Black Faculty and Staff has worked to expand the opportunities available to Stockton’s diverse community. The Council has awarded more than $220,000 in scholarship money to deserving Stockton students since 1981. Proceeds from the event support the Council’s Scholarship Endowment for Stockton Students.
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