Awardees & Recognition

Dream Maker Grants

We are pleased to highlight recent recipients of the Dream Maker student grants awarded by the COM Office of Community Engagement.

photo of team in front of MUSC hospitalPartnering with the Sherman House, Liz Van Swol, Katelyn DeGuzman, Chloe Emerson, Emily McGee and Hunter Gray created an organization, Engaging The Aging. Their aim is to provide meaningful recurring activities and events for local underprivileged senior communities while growing relationships between them and our MUSC students.

photo of Savannah Campbell and Alex FerrerSavannah Campbell and Alex Ferrer partnered with the Dream Center Clinic in North Charleston for a project titled “Impact of Community Health Fair on Time to First Appointment for New Patients and Other Secondary Outcomes at the Dream Center Clinic.” The project aims to decrease the wait time for patients at the Dream Center Clinic utilizing community outreach events. In addition to improving access for patients, through these events they also hope to improve community understanding of common health topics by providing screenings for chronic diseases, as well as education in both English and Spanish. 

Excellence in Community Engagement Award

The student recipients of our Excellence in Community Engagement award for 2022 were Gabrielle Young and Brielle Smith. Congratulations!