Khushbu Patel

SUMMA CUM LAUDE; Harold Amos Book Award for Excellence in Microbiology; Honors in Arts & Sciences; Honors College

Congratulations to my Fellow 2021 Graduates! I'm really proud of us all for making through 2020 and finishing strong in 2021. Take pride in your accomplishments as all your hard work, struggles, sacrifices, and determination paid off! Continue to believe in yourself and never lose hope! I wish you all the best for your future endeavors!!

Favorite Time at SCSU

I really loved all my four years at Southern! My favorite part of time at SCSU was making such amazing and long-lasting friendships that I'll cherish forever! My biggest highlight was playing Frisbee every afternoon with my fellow research interns during IAF Internship (Summer 2019).

What are you going to miss the most, and what are you looking forward to the most?

I'm going to miss the most - hanging out with my friends and fellow classmates. Those were some of the best times of my four years at SCSU. I really loved attending all different events hosted by student organizations and clubs and will definitely miss those a lot. I'm looking forward to working as an Ophthalmic Scribe at Consulting Ophthalmologists with different subspecialty ophthalmologists and gaining clinical experience. I'm looking forward to start a new chapter in my life - to attend medical school and become a pediatrician!

Advice to Incoming Students

Make the most of your time at SCSU! Set goals for yourself and make it happen! Don't be afraid to seek out help when needed, regardless of academic help or not.