SR! 2019 Season Event

From Immigrant to President: Dr. Roger Ramsammy

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
12:00 pm
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H. Dutcher Community Room

Dr. Ramsammy, a local, will provide insight into his personal journey as a child growing up in poverty-stricken Trinidad through a transformative time where he became a doctor, and is now President of a local college.

Dr. Roger Ramsammy, faced extreme poverty growing up in Trinidad and homelessness in the US while studying on a travel visa. Listen to his story of overcoming obstacles to achieve academic excellence and why he turned down a job at the prestigious Mayo Clinic to become a professor instead, and the journey that led to his current position as President of Hudson Valley Community College.