Hartman Initiatve News and Stories

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5 Food Facts about the Dominican Republic

By Hartman Initiative | Sep 28, 2022

When thinking about the Dominican Republic, what comes to mind? Our international program director, Pamela, gives a glimpse into some of the things that represent Dominicans. (Pamela McFarland) Pamela shares that the Dominican is the most visited country in the Caribbean. Up to 2020, it hosted around 7 million tourists […]

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Benefits of Being a Mentor

By Hartman Initiative | Sep 12, 2022

There are many benefits to receiving mentoring as a student, but what you may not think about are the benefits of mentoring when you are the mentor. Whether you are interested in becoming a life mentor or a medical mentor through the Hartman Initiative or in the idea of mentoring […]

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Bridging the Gap – An Affordable Technology Program for Students

By Hartman Initiative | Aug 22, 2022

Hartman Initiative has partnered with Bridging the Gap to provide low-cost access to the internet and computers for students needing technology for their education.  Students who are associated with the Harman Initiative or Portage Learning have access to this program if they meet the eligibility criteria. If you’re a student […]

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Medical Clinic Update – August 2022

By Hartman Initiative | Aug 12, 2022

An extension of the Hartman Initiative’s International Program is the Partner of Hope Medical Clinic. We desire to eliminate barriers for Dominican students pursuing a degree in medicine. Across the Dominican Republic, many people don’t have access to medical care. This is due to distance from a care facility or […]

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Happiness and Joy!

By Lisa Vesolich | Mar 10, 2022

Recently, the Hartman Initiative reviewed and chose our 2022 scholarship recipient to attend medical school in the Dominican Republic. We would love to introduce you to Miguelina and share her letter of acceptance and thanks. We are delighted to have Miguelina join the other scholarship recipients this fall! March 7, […]

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Meet Ana

By Pamela McFarland | Feb 28, 2022

My name is Ana Beatriz Dominguez.  I’m part of the Hartman Initiative’s International Scholarship Program. I began my educational journey in 2021, and I am currently in my second semester of medicine. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the […]

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Hartman Initiative Medical Clinic Updates – July 2021

By Pamela McFarland | Jul 19, 2021

Construction began on the clinic in December of 2020, providing jobs for many unemployed Dominicans. Today, the first and second floors have been completed. Once completed, the first floor will serve as a fully-functioning clinic. The second floor will contain two apartments for the full-time doctors on staff. In addition, the clinic will also house a lab that will test for cervical cancer among other things.

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Meeting between Pamela McFarland and Daniela

Hartman Initiative International Program Updates – July 2021

By Pamela McFarland | Jul 19, 2021

The Hartman Initiative’s international program in the Dominican Republic has expanded greatly since its inception in 2018. Our first student is entering her third year and we have two new students entering this year. Despite the challenges of Covid-19 on academics and international support, our students continue to persevere and demonstrate excellence.

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Scholarship Dinner

Hartman Initiative Local Updates – July 2021

By Christine Kroger | Jul 16, 2021

As we prepare for this year’s cohort, we’re excited to outline our new program model. In this new model, we emphasize mentorship as our first priority rather than limiting our program to only those with a financial need.

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