First Generation Program Success Story: Rosmery Nerey-Rodriguez
Rosmery Nerey-Rodriguez, originally from Cuba, began her college career at Seminole State College in Fall term 2014. In Spring 2016, she graduated with honors, earning her Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree with a focus in biology. She plans to pursue a career in an environmental field.
Nerey-Rodriguez took full advantage of the opportunities afforded through Student Life at Seminole State. She served as president of the Student Government Association at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, and she was an active member of Seminole State Volunteers, the Grindle Honors Institute and the Phi Theta Kappa honors society, as well as a peer mentor for other first-generation students.
In addition, she won the Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow Award, which honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.
Nerey-Rodriguez was also named a semifinalist for the national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship and recognized by the Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA), Student Government Division, as Student of the Month for February 2016.