From comedy and dance routines to original songs and juggling, the 2019 American Medical Women’s Association Mr. NEOMED pageant left no room for disappointment.
Cecil Ekechukwu, a College of Pharmacy student, along with College of Medicine students Jordan Hochstetler, Nicholas Osborne, Ryan Zubricky, Neal Kapoor, Zi-Yang “Ziggy” Liew, Kevin Garven and Haeun “Shane” Lee, showcased their best catwalk, talents and Q&A sessions at the pageant Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Each contestant received commentary from a panel of judges made up of Catherine Mattinson, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy and neurobiology; Harmony Stanger, assistant director of Student Affairs; and second-year College of Medicine students Kevin Adik and Stephen Grossi.
Strutting for a cause
While the Mr. NEOMED contest provided a great sense of comic relief, it also raised money for TownHall II, a center that provides services in addiction and sexual abuse treatment and prevention.
Overall, the event raised $800 for the Kent-based agency.
Drum roll please…
The 2019 winner of Mr. NEOMED is Nicholas Osborne. Kevin Garven was crowned the “People’s Choice” winner for his spot-on impersonation of Chris Farley’s Saturday Night Live skit, “Van Down By The River.”