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Program for the 2016 event I am the Dream: the Past, Present and Future at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Consists of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Ceremony and William M. King, DO '62 Award Presentation.

Mistress of Ceremonies: Megan Cleghorn, JD, MBA

Awardees: Judith A. Lightfoot, DO ‘92, FACOI; Barbara Williams-Page, DO ‘92; Yuma Iannotti Tomes, PhD, ABA; Olivia Menardy (DO ‘16); Michael Stefanowicz (DO ‘16); Jameel Shareef (DO ‘16); J. Steven Blake, DO ’89, MSc; Israel D. Benjamin (DO ‘19)

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Philadelphia, PA


I Am the Dream


Medicine and Health Sciences


Opening Ceremony: Mistress of Ceremonies Megan Cleghorn, JD, MBA: President, Cleghorn Performance Elevation LLC

Invocation: Joseph Kaczmarczyk, DO ‘82, MPH: Assistant Dean of Clinical Education

Welcome: Lisa McBride, PhD: Chief Diversity Officer

Opening Remarks: John P. Kearney: Chairman, PCOM Board of Trustees

Selection by the Delta Sigma Theta Quartet

Presentation of the I Am the Dream Awards

  • Dr. Martin King Jr. Legacy Award: Judith A. Lightfoot, DO ‘92, FACOI: Infectious Diseases Specialist, Garden State Infectious Diseases Associates, PA
  • Distinguished Alumni: Barbara Williams-Page, DO ‘92: Family Medicine Physician, PCOM Healthcare Center—Cambria
  • Outstanding Faculty: Yuma Iannotti Tomes, PhD, ABA: Professor and Director of PsyD School Psychology Program
  • Student of Merit: Olivia Menardy (DO ‘16): Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Candidate
  • Student of Merit: Michael Stefanowicz (DO ‘16): Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Candidate
  • Student of Merit: Jameel Shareef (DO ‘16): Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Candidate

Reflection on the Legacy of William M. King, D) '62: Oliver Bullock, DO ‘78: Retired Professor and Chair of the Division of Community Medicine

Reflections of William M. King, DO '62 by the Members of the Class of 1962

William M. King, DO '62 Award: J. Steven Blake, DO ’89, MSc: President/CEO, Blake Gastroenterology Associates, LLC

Keynote Address: Regina M. Benjamin, MD: 18th Surgeon General of the United States

William M. King, DO '62 Scholarship: Israel D. Benjamin (DO ‘19)

Closing Remarks: Lisa McBride, PhD: Chief Diversity Officer

I Am the Dream 2016