Greetings! My name is Michael Bosco and I am President-Elect for the 2015-2016 Rho Chi Society Beta Delta Chapter. I wanted to take a moment to address my fellow Rho Chi members and professionals, and share my goals to advance the Rho Chi Society’s ideals of academic excellence and fellowship here at St. John’s University.
As a freshman, I remember listening to a speech given by Dr. Robert A. Mangione, our Dean at the time. The topic of the Rho Chi Society came up, and Dr. Mangione talked about the significance of becoming a member. I thought to myself, “That’s crazy; there’s no way I’m going to be a part of this.” Little did I know that four years later, I would not only be a member, but that I would be President of the Beta Delta Chapter. Life is funny like that – it has a way of surprising you. I would like to take a second to congratulate all those that were inducted alongside me, and all those that have been inducted in the past.
The current and new executive board members are feverishly working on innovative ideas for our chapter – we hope to bring something unseen here to St. John’s University. We also plan on continuing traditional events, such as our Coffeehouse Chats and Mock Interviews. These events represent unique opportunities for students to interact with faculty and gain important skills.
Alongside the events that we host, the Rho Chi Post continues to be a unique opportunity that allows all students to get involved. A group of hard working Rho Chi students created the Rho Chi Post in October 2011. To date, the newsletter has published over 39 issues and has expanded far beyond the walls of St. John’s University. The Rho Chi Post has promoted the vision of the Rho Chi Society and in doing so, has received national recognition by winning the Rho Chi Society Project Proposal Award. I look forward to continuing the expansion of the Rho Chi Post so that all students have the opportunity to be published.
The current executive board has done an amazing job advancing the Beta Delta Chapter here at St. John’s University. Their excellence has gained the Beta Delta Chapter national recognition – a testament to their dedication to the ideals of the Rho Chi Society as a whole. They will be accepting the Chapter Achievement Award during the Annual Rho Chi Society Meeting in San Diego, CA. The new executive board members and I hope to follow in their footsteps and continue their tradition of success.
John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States and an advocate for the advancement of the sciences, once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” As members of the Rho Chi Society and professionals in healthcare, we are all leaders in our own right. It is up to us to apply the knowledge and skills we’ve gained, inside and out of the classroom, to educate and inspire others.
I would like to wish you all a great year and continued success!
President-Elect of Rho Chi Society Beta Delta Chapter
Pharm. D. Candidate c/o 2017
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