Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gamma Pi Brother Brings His Veterinary Career to Students -- On Wheels ...

Opening the Door to Opportunity - Bro. Dr. Foy (rear) starts tour
Elementary school is not too young to consider a career. Brother Dr. Harrison Foy (Rho Psi '67) knows that and enjoys whenever he can talk to young people about a career as a veterinarian, he takes the opportunity. His wife, Dr. SanYvette Williams-Foy, DVM, is also a practicing veterinarian and a daughter Mari-Ashli is on the road to joining the profession. She entered the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in the Fall of 2012 and is in her second year.

Recently, Brother Dr. Foy started NMotion Home Veterinary Care mobile veterinary service that serves the Baltimore-Washington community. His office -- whether for examination or surgery -- is his wheels.

Brother Dr. Foy used the mammoth mobile facility to excite and interest elementary school students in veterinary medicine during a visit to Gaywood Elementary School last month - for the school's "Men Make a Difference" Day. The school is headed by another Gamma Pi Brother, Damien Goins, who, as principal, is interested in increasing students' interaction with African American male role models at the Seabrook, Maryland school which has a large population of disadvantaged students.

Students marvel at Brother Dr. Foy's mobile setup
Brother Dr. Foy's work is interesting in that many children are fascinated with animals and many probably never envision themselves working to keep animals healthy just like people. It is the kind of career choice a lot of students may not have enough information about but would be interested in pursuing if they knew more about it.

Throughout the year, Gamma Pi men go into various schools throughout the community to provide Uplift by introducing students to careers, encouraging them academically and connecting them to opportunities to work as interns or in the career area of interest post-degree.  Below are several photos from the event provided by Brother Dr. Foy:

"Now listen up..." Bro. Dr. Foy talks animal medicine

Brothers Don Norwood (left), Brian Long and Goins
with Bro. Dr. Foy at "Men Make a Difference Day"

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