Frances M. Moeller '28 Scholar - Umaru Barrie

Umaru Barrie

Recipient of the Frances M. Moeller '28 Scholarship

During his years at UAlbany, Umaru Barrie has explored many opportunities and experiences that will further his career objectives. Anatomy & Physiology, his favorite course last year, relates to his interest in becoming a neurosurgeon and biomedical researcher. Barrie founded and serves as president of Sankofa Africa, an organization dedicated to both local and international humanitarian efforts. Last winter, he participated in Project Sandy 2.0, a cleanup effort University volunteers launched to assist New York City-area residents affected by the superstorm of 2012. The senior EOP student plans, post-UAlbany, to volunteer with City Year, a program that hires young adults to tutor and mentor public-school students, encouraging the youngsters to remain in school and graduate. Barrie, who received the Frances M. Moeller ’28 Scholarship, wants to “give back.” He added that he’s grateful for the scholarship and “the opportunity and the help with finances” it represents.