CHEYNEY, PA – On Tuesday, December 7, the Keystone Honors Academy of Cheyney University hosted The Three Doctors, Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins, for an evening of academic insight, personal reflection and motivation. The speaking event was held in the Dudley Theatre on the Historic Quadrangle and was free to students and the community.
Taking turns telling their story from boyhood to receiving their terminal degrees, the three doctors each addressed educational myths and the issues of today’s youth and students pursuing higher education. Dr. Jenkins, a dentist, told the audience that, as he pursued his degrees, he sometimes “wondered if I was being too ambitious wanting to be a dentist.” His motivational message encouraged the audience to break free of the confines of society because, “if you allow the world to confine you, you will never surpass the boundaries of your block.”
Dr. Hunt, an Assistant Professor of Medicine, encouraged students to become the new wave of revolutionary change. Taking examples from the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Hunt retold stories of his own experiences as a vessel of change and demanded that students “get out there and change the disparities…It’s your time to lead the revolution and I know that your revolution is going to be great. It’s your time!”
In reflection of their stories and their combined experiences and struggles, Dr. Davis, an emergency medical physician, told the audience that going to medical school and pushing each other down their educational paths was one of the best things they could have done. Dr. Davis ended his speech with, “If we can spark something in even one person, then all the struggles were well worth it,” and the applause that followed was a clear sign of the spark he had given the audience at Cheyney University.
After the public question and answer session, attendees were given the opportunity to purchase the doctors’ books, “The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream,” “The Bond: The Three Doctors,” and “We Beat the Streets” before a book signing by all three authors. The Three Doctors were given a standing ovation and more than half of the packed theatre’s attendees were excitedly waiting to speak with them during the book signing period.