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Francis Agyemang is a senior at the University at Albany majoring in Human Biology. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Francis was exposed to a lifestyle that is accustomed to instill the necessary tools to eventually become a successful leader. Upon entry to America he utilized those tools garnered from his upbringing to develop a passion for giving back to communities ravished with poverty and in need of support.
During his 3 years at the University at Albany Francis has dedicated much of his time to serving the community, not just locally but nationally and internationally. This became evident through his work with Sankofa, an organization dedicated to community service and serving children in impoverished African countries.
With the help of his Executive Board Francis also founded the Cross Charity Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing educational necessities to underprivileged children worldwide. Through hard work and dedication, Cross Charity was able to sponsor two young girls, Selina from Malawi and Mabel from El Salvador.
In addition to his contributions to charity organizations, Francis prides himself in being a mentor and tutor for local school children. As an active participant of R.A.C.E., Francis partnered up with Sherman Preparatory Academy to mentor middle school children in English, Math and Natural Sciences. In addition, Francis worked closely with the President of the National Black Child Development Institute to help Albany High School students prepare for the SATs. On the University at Albany campus, Francis works closely with research foundations, C-Step and Project EXCEL, to tutor students in Organic Chemistry.
When heís not mentoring or tutoring, Francis spends his time enjoying campus life. He is a part of several campus wide organizations as well as a proud brother of the Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc.
In addition to his work with charities, organizations, students and clubs, Francis excels academically having appeared on the Deanís list several times throughout his tenure at the University. Francis is the proud recipient of numerous academic and leadership awards including the Honorable Vanguard Image Award from the NAACP, the Dr. Seth Spellman NIA Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership, the University at Albany Presidentís Award for Outstanding Community Service, The Medar Wiley Evers Service Award Nominee from the NAACP, and as a Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
As President of the Student Association Francis plans to make the students his top priority ensuring that everyoneís voice is heard.
Francis plans to graduate in May of 2014 and attend medical school in the hopes of pursuing a career in cardiology.