Jasmin Millon Receives Dr. Karl Stockhausen Student of the Semester Award
Fourth semester student Jasmin Millon has been on a mission since arriving to medical school. More than just learning the structures and functions of the body, she endeavors to leave a positive impact. It’s a goal the Northwestern University graduate has easily conquered during her 12 short months at AUC. And now, as the Student Judiciary Committee’s Dr. Karl Stockhausen Student of the Semester Award recipient—a prize that comes with a $5,000 grant to invest in a community project of her choosing—her impact is growing even bigger.
As president of three student clubs, small and large group tutor, TEDxAUCMed event planner, and anatomy TA, Jasmin’s leadership on campus is matched only by her work in the community. She currently co-directs SXM Player Development’s IMPACT program, a mentoring initiative that pairs AUC students with children at the afterschool little league and tutoring program. The children, who range in age from 4 to 16, are supported with their reading, writing, organization, and interpersonal skills. It’s an activity that has profoundly impacted Jasmin and one that she says has changed her in numerous ways.
For three semesters in a row, Jasmin has also organized the Christian Medical and Dental Association’s (CMDA) Community Action Day service project with ICAN and New Start foster homes. Her teddy bear clinic is a favorite among children who play doctor for the day and learn how to care for their teddy with x-rays, bandages, and casts.
It’s that passion for early childhood development and education that led Jasmin to apply for the Dr. Karl Stockhausen Student of the Semester grant. During her work with vulnerable, at-risk youth in Sint Maarten, Jasmin discovered an unmet need for psychoeducational assessment services. Such assessments can identify learning challenges and disabilities like ADHD, anxiety, or depression, and provide diagnoses and action plans to help children succeed inside and outside of the classroom.
Jasmin will now put her plans into action as she works to increase access to psychoeducational assessments in Sint Maarten. All funds from the $5,000 award will go toward supporting this initiative.
“Thank you to Dr. Karl Stockhausen for his example to all of us and what it truly means to serve others,” she posted. “I hope we are able to honor his legacy through this project.”