The Fourth Annual USciences’ Got Talent on October 9 sang, danced, and entertained its way to raising $1,134 for the Go4theGoal Foundation. Over 200 students, faculty, and staff came to support the 18 contestants as they showed off their talents at the event put on by the Student Recreation Committee. Go4theGoal Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps kids with cancer live normal lives and reach their goals.
"I love USciences' Got Talent because it allows students, faculty, and staff to show that there's more to our school than just science. We have really creative and talented people, and it's refreshing to take a break for a night to showcase that,” said Danielle Hoguet DPT ’16, the event chairperson. “Plus, it's for an awesome cause. The fact that we are raising money for children with cancer is what motivates me to make USciences' Got Talent a success.”
This year’s winners included:
- Carolyn Hoke DOT’18 won first place with her beautiful renditions of Lady Gaga songs.
- Joe Keglovits PharmD’15 and Pat Connaghan PHB’14 came in second with their creative medley of past and present musical favorites.
- Anika Fanlo PharmD’19 danced her way to third place with her unique contemporary hip-hop style.
Photos from 2013: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usciences/sets/72157636551340993
Congratulation to all contestants for a job well-done: Linnae Homza BI’15, Courtney Prozeralik MB’15, Kathleen Dion PharmD’18, Brian Koronkiewicz BC’14, Cameron Golden PharmD’18, Tim Dillon DPT’18, Charlie Matli PharmD’18, Joseph Falbo PharmD’19, Vivek Kataria PharmD’16, Miten Soni PHB’14, Tara Durkin BI’17, Amanda Otto, Michael Gredzik DPT’17, Felinah Buslig BI’15, Kevin Tandoc UD’15, Steve Cho PharmD’19, Sakiya Gallon UD’15, Veronie Cazeau PHB’16, Chigozie Nwachukwu PharmD’19, Lauren McGinnis DPT’16, and Katherine Wilchek DPT’17.
The organizers would like to thank professional advisor Laura Green, director of student life Susanne Ferrin, Samantha Miller PA’16, Jack Korbutov, and director of campus recreation Marc Caserio for judging the event, and to assistant director of campus recreation Jesse Phillips for hosting.
A special thank you for our volunteers: Jackie Dunning PharmD’16, Ann Dao PharmD’16, Neil Sheth DPT’16, Alex Ruiz-Cortez DPT’16, Erika Redden HS’14, Judy Lam PH/TX’15, Jenny Zhong HS’15, Joey HarmonBC’17, Sidra Kazmi PharmD’19, Chandni Bardolia PharmD’15, Ashley Jackson PharmD’19, Nazeeb Chowdhury PharmD’18, Victoria Drews PharmD’18, Princy John PharmD’16, Stella Koiki C’14, Jessica Chung PhSci’17, Alyse Parker C’17, Jarwin Bolante DPT’17, Pauline Aziz BC’16, Matthew Fox PharmD’18, Matthew Mansi PH/TX’16 and Dan Boulos PharmD’15.
Special thanks to Campus Recreation, Sodexo, director of university events Maggie Devine-Pennock, Qdoba, Kiwi Yogurt, Linda’s Cart, Royal Pizza, Lil Pop Shop, and Green Line Café for donating prizes to the event.
USciences’ Got Talent was first organized by Melissa Fontana PharmD’13 and Peter LaRocoo PharmD’13 in 2010. Over $700 was raised to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 150 student came out to support, and iNERT!A took home the prize money. Since then, the event has become more successful with each subsequent year. Over $1,400 was raised to benefit SCINetUSA in 2011, and $1,000 was raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2012.