Meet Board Member Andrew Queen of the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program
Board Member Andrew Queen can relate to the students who apply for the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program, now being offered at Florida Atlantic University. As the father of college-aged children, Andrew understands the challenges of student life and the importance of focusing on academic success. He joined the board not only because his friend and program co-founder Aubrey Strul invited him, but also because he hated the thought of qualified, ambitious students being unable to attend a university due to lack of finances.
“When I first learned about the program’s mission and about the talented students, who had only a financial requirement holding them back, it was an easy decision to become involved. My brother and I are delighted to provide scholarships to pay for tuition, housing, and other university expenses for these capable students,” he said.
In addition to providing a full, four-year scholarship to Florida Atlantic University, the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program also helps students with each step of the college process, from acceptance to orientation, mentoring, housing, achieving financial literacy, embracing Owl pride, planning a career, joining student organizations, becoming a mentor, becoming an intern, preparing for graduation, and finally, giving back.
As the Executive Chairman of Integrated Dermatology Group, Andrew and his brother, Jeff, offer paid internships within their company to the FAU Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program. The internships will be offered during the breaks and summer, so students can concentrate on their studies.
“We hire students from FAU, and they are phenomenal,” Andrew said. “Professionally, we are excited to help them, mentor them along this road, as they take this journey to further their education.”
Andrew Queen is one of the founders of Integrated Dermatology Group, LLC and currently serves as a Manager and Director. Mr. Queen brings 26 years of technology and business operations experience to Integrated Dermatology Group. Mr. Queen is also a founder and serves as an executive officer of US Path Labs, LLC, OnSite Dermatology, LLC, and eDerm Systems, LLC. Prior to co-founding these businesses in 2004, 2005, and 2007, respectively, Mr. Queen co-founded Health Watch, Inc. in 1991, a provider of home medical alert systems. From 1991 through 2001, Mr. Queen served in a variety of executive officer capacities with Health Watch and its successor, to whom Health Watch was successfully sold. Mr. Queen is currently a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.