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Participants revealed for 2024 Black Alumni Panel

Feb. 20, 2024

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the sixth annual College of Health Sciences Black Alumni Panel from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, 813 Virginia Ave.

The event will feature panelists representing a wide range of careers, and the discussion will touch on why panelists chose a career in health care, the challenges they faced while looking for jobs after graduation, what advice they have for students as they pursue their career goals, and what skills or knowledge have proven most useful in their careers.

After the panel discussion, a networking mixer will allow attendees to chat with panelists or ask any additional questions they might have. This year’s Black Alumni Panel will feature four CHS graduates: 

Eboni Acoff

Eboni Acoff, BHS ’20, is currently in her third year of medical school at the University of Missouri. Acoff previously served as a student ambassador for the College of Health Sciences, and she’s passionate about eliminating racial health disparities by targeting social, financial and interpersonal risk factors.

Sarah Dodoo

Sarah Dodoo, BHS ’21, is currently working toward her Occupational Therapy Doctorate at the University of Missouri. Dodoo also serves as a student ambassador for the Department of Occupational Therapy.

Frank May

Frank May, BHS ’18, M.Ed. ’22, is an exercise physiologist with Mizzou Therapy Services and assistant director of the MU Human Performance Program. May grew up in St. Louis, where he ran track, wrestled and played football before sustaining an injury his senior year.

Eyob Teklesenbet

Eyob Teklesenbet, BHS ’22, is currently working toward his Master of Health Administration at the University of Missouri. Teklesenbet has worked with UnitedHealth Group and Boone Health, and he plans to join NYU Langone Health as an administrative fellow after completing the MHA program.

Dr. Chrstine Woods

Dr. Christine Woods, BS ’97, MSW ’02, Ed.D. ’21, is an assistant teaching professor with the School of Social Work and a licensed clinical social worker. Dr. Woods is also the owner and CEO of Crowned Consulting, a Columbia-based therapy practice. She previously served as central region program director for the Missouri Alliance for Children and Families.

Questions about the event can be directed to Michelle Custer at

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