Recent St. Petersburg College graduate Salwa Shamsi has been named a Chancellor’s Student of the Month for January. Shamsi graduated in December 2014 with an Associate in Arts microbiology transfer degree from St. Petersburg College (SPC).
Before graduation, Salwa was very involved in student clubs such as the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Undergraduate Science Research Society. Along with her colleagues, Salwa helped present research on the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA to the SPC’s Honors Conference.
She also overcame English language difficulties and enrolled in SPC’s English for Speakers of Other Languages program to help others with similar language challenges. Salwa intends to utilize her research skills to help discover some of the world’s future diseases and how to treat them.
The Chancellor’s Students of the Month recognizes outstanding students in the Florida College System who demonstrate leadership skills, academic success and/or commitment to community service.
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