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BY: Metro Source Staff | January 10, 2013

BUFFALO - DeMarco Ogletree, a cashier in the Nutrition and Food Service Department at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, earned the $2,000 Eva M. Noles Scholarship at the fifth annual Eva M. Noles Scholarship and Community Recognition Breakfast at RPCI. The annual program honors the legacy of Eva M. Noles, Buffalo’s first African-American registered nurse and a longtime RPCI employee who served in many leadership roles at the institute, including director of nursing.

Ogletree joined the staff in the spring of 2012. He is presently pursuing degrees in both nursing and theology at Erie Community College and plans to continue his work in healthcare, helping to fight health disparities in the Buffalo area.

“From his first days with us, DeMarco has committed himself wholeheartedly to the Roswell Park Mission,” said David Scott, RPCI director of diversity and inclusion. “He has contributed greatly as an employee and now we have a great opportunity to reward that commitment, which embodies the work, spirit and legacy of Ms. Noles and help him achieve his career goals by providing a scholarship towards his studies.”

The mission of RPCI is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a national cancer institute, designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers, maintains affiliate sites and is partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at www.roswellpark.org.

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