September 27, 2013
Houghton Honors Two Alumni of the Year
Dr. Myron Glick and Dr. Joe Harvey will be presented Alumni of the Year awards by Dr. Shirley Mullen, president of Houghton College on Wednesday, October 2, during the 11:30 a.m. chapel service at Houghton College.
Glick is a 1988 graduate of Houghton College and founding physician and CEO of Buffalo’s Jericho Road Family Practice. He was chosen as one of Houghton College’s Alumni of the Year for his work with refugees and low-income residents in Buffalo.
Harvey, also a 1988 Houghton College graduate, was given the Alumnus of the Year award for his medical work in the Republic of Congo.
“Honoring Houghton alumni each year gives our current students an example of what the graduates before them have achieved to both encourage and challenge them,” said Dan Noyes, director of alumni relations. “The award represents the impact Houghton has on the world.”
Harvey is the founder and medical director at Pioneer Christian Hospital, a 60-bed general mission hospital in the heart of the Congo River Basin Rainforest. Pioneer Christian Hospital works to provide health care to over 300,000 people, including local residents, villagers, and vulnerable people groups.
After graduating from Houghton College, Harvey earned an M.D. and a Masters’ of public health and tropical medicine at Tulane University. He lives in the Congo with his wife, Rebecca, and their four children.
Glick received his medical degree from the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at the Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. In 1998, Glick and his wife created Jericho Road Family Practice in Buffalo as a medical home for the refugee and low-income populations. They now serve over 12,000 patients with over 40,000 patient visits a year.
Since the start of JRFP, the organization has grown into Jericho Road Ministries, with over a dozen other programs to serve the needs of their patients and community members. Its goal is to address the health, education and economic barriers that inner-city Buffalo residents often face.