Kelly Ferguson received her white coat from Howard University in 2013. Kelly was involved with GapBuster since the sixth grade. What Kelly says about her time with GapBuster:
Dr. Butler has been a family friend of ours foryears so I’ve known about GapBuster, Inc. since Dr. Butler first had the idea to start it. I’ve had the privilege to watch the program grow out of her home to all that it is today. I was a part of GapBuster, Inc. from 7th gradeuntil I graduated from high school. GapBuster, Inc. and Dr. Butler impacted my life in a major way. GapBuster, Inc. helped developed my professional skills and networking abilities. It instilled in me the importance of community and giving back to others. The program exposed me to places and people that I would have never experienced otherwise. When I made the decision to pursue medical school, Dr. Butler was a mentor and advisor to me, and helped me get to where I am today. My biggest contribution to GapBuster, Inc. now could be mentorship to students.
“GapBuster has impacted my life because it has fostered my leadership skills, shown me examples of the true meaning of community service, and provided a nurturing environment for growth and development. GapBuster has instilled within me the confidence to strive for excellence and achieve my goals. I truly believe my experiences with GapBuster have helped me become the first physician in my family.”