Second-year pharmacy learner and honors scholar, Shandia Wilson from Miami, Florida, represented the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, by attending the 28th Annual National Association of African American Honors Programs (NAAAHP) in New Orleans, Louisiana last November. Wilson was one of 17 honors students who represented the different schools and colleges at FAMU.
NAAAHP is a national academic organization that provides honors students with opportunities to present research, network, debate, and compete each year academically at its annual conference. Students learn about leadership and service by participating in community service, cultural enrichment, and the annual career and graduate school expos. The conference brings together honors students, faculty, staff, and professionals from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, in an environment that promotes their academic accomplishments and appreciation of African American culture. Approximately 500 African American Honors students attended this year.
One of the more popular events of the conference is student research, both oral and poster board presentations. Wilson presented a poster on Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens. She won second place in the STEM oratorical research presentations.
Wilson said she was excited to share her knowledge on the topic she presented. She hopes to return to the conference next year and take 1st place.