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BEP Residential Staff

 

Residential Liaisons

Jeffrey Owusu

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Degree:
MS SAA Student Affairs Administration

Interests/Hobbies:
Reading, Journaling, Working Out, Netflix, Video Games, Sports.

Civic Engagement/Campus Involvement:
EOP.

Favorite Quote:
"Never reduce your life to the situations you are facing. You are bigger than what you confront."

Message To Summer Program Participants:
The transition from high school to college will be one of the many challenges you will face in life. We are prepared to help you navigate your college experience here at Binghamton! Rely on us, believe that we have your best interests in mind and we will lead you in the right direction. Our summer program works and you will benefit greatly from it. See you soon!

 

 

Akeem Samuels

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Degree:
MSW

Interests/Hobbies:
Watching movies, Hanging out with friends, Relaxing, Sleeping, Trying new foods, Being athletic.

Civic Engagement/Campus Involvement:
EOP.

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"
--Dr. Seuss

Message To Summer Program Participants:Be prepared and excited for this wonderful opportunity and take full advantage of every resource and service given. You've made it this far and I hope you maintain the energy you've exuded throughout your academic career. There will be stressful moments but just know that we are here to support you. Hope to see you soon!

 

 

Peer Counselors

Liz De Jesus

Liz De Jesus

Major:
Human Development

Interests/Hobbies:
Music, gym, drawing, reading and writing poetry.

Civic Engagement/Campus Involvement:
  Tour Guide for Admissions Office, involved with High Hopes Helpline, and a member of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society.

Favorite Quote:
"DNA doesn't make a family, love does."

Message To Summer Program Participants:
Try out as many opportunities as you can, because college is the greatest opportunity you will ever have to find out who you truly are.

 

 

 

Laquan Garvey

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Major:
Human Development

Interests/Hobbies:
Exercise, Traveling, Music, Reading, Deep Conversations, and Volunteering.

Civic Engagement/Campus Involvement:
Helping the Homeless Project at the Vestal Hills SDA Church, Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity's Binghamton Chapter, Training Instructor for FDA Taekwondo Program, EOP Advisory Committee Student Representative, and more.

Favorite Quote:
"No matter how bad life can get remember you are not alone"
"Life is too short to be serious all the time. If you can't laugh at yourself, call me and I'll laugh at you"

Message To Summer Program Participants:
Consider BEP as a clean slate so take advantage of the opportunity to become the student and person you always wanted to be.

 

Stacey-Ann Gordon

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Major:
Human Development

Interests/Hobbies:
I'm a true introvert at heart. Hulu, Netflix and chilling by myself all day. Saving relatable quotes on Pinterest. Love strength training at the gym. I'm also a mental health advocate and plan to pursue a career in social work. Natural hair enthusiast and proud product junkie.

Civic Engagement/Campus Involvement:
Mental Health Outreach Peer Educators (MHOPE) intern, BU Gospel Choir, Pretty Girls Sweat Ambassador, and working 2 jobs.

Favorite Quote:
  "It's beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. It means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society"
--Jiddu Krishnamurti

Message To Summer Program Participants:
Every journey is different. Don't compare yourself to anyone else. Embrace the struggles that come your way during the summer. You'll only become a stronger person because of it.

Also, don't be afraid to ask for help! You're a part of the EOP family now. We got you 🏾

 

 

Mohammed Khalil

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Major:
Mechanical Engineering

Interests/Hobbies:
Sports, music, movies, and photography.

Civic Engagement/Campus Involvement:
General Body Member of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Favorite Quote:
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results".
--Willie Nelson

Message To Summer Program Participants:
Don't be afraid to ask for help, it's a sign of strength, not weakness. It's a lot better to know something then to be ignorant to it completely.

 

 

Nagama Z. Kistoo

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Major:
  Psychology on the Pre-Health Track

Interests/Hobbies:
I enjoy shopping, cooking, and working out on my free time. I am passionate about educating myself on the world around me.

Civic Engagement/Campus Involvement:
  CSA (Caribbean Student Association) and P.U.L.S.E (Powerful United Ladies Striving to Elevate).

Favorite Quote:
"You're off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so... get on your way!"
--Dr. Seuss

Message To Summer Program Participants:
Along with making many memories and friends, BEP is the perfect opportunity for you to explore, dream, and reinvent yourself! I hope you take this opportunity to have a life changing summer. I look forward to meeting you all :)

 

 

 

 

Omar Amair Maflahi

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Major:
Major in Mechanical Engineering. Minor in Education.

Interests/Hobbies:
Photography

Civic Engagement/Campus Involvement:
The Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineering, Paws and Effect, Fencing, National Society of Black Engineers.

Favorite Quote:
"Anyone can build a bridge that can stand, but it takes an engineer to build a bridge that can barely stand"

Message To Summer Program Participants:
You're here because EOP believes in you, so make it proud to have you.

 

 

 

 

Brianna McLaughlin

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Major:
Psychology, Pre-Nursing

Interests/Hobbies:
Puzzles, going to the gym and trying new foods.

Civic Engagement/Campus Involvement:
Secretary of Ladies Owning their Curls Kinks and Straights, Senior Resident in Mountainview.

Favorite Quote:
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."
--Kurt Cobain

Message To Summer Program Participants:
Never feel afraid to reach out for help. Everyone is here to assist you and to see you succeed. We want nothing but the best for each and every one of you!

 

 

 

 

Arianna Mendoza

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Major:
Sociology on the Pre-Med Track

Interests/Hobbies:
Going on adventures, traveling the world, hanging out with friends, sports, and watching movies .

Civic Engagement/Campus Involvement:
I am a part of the Latin American Student Union organization on campus.

Favorite Quote:
"If you are afraid of failure, then you do not deserve to be successful"
--Charles Barkley

Message To Summer Program Participants:
Each one of you were given a chance to make a difference. So, take advantage! If you do not go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.

 

 

 


 

Last Updated: 4/7/19