“I am driven”
Abdullah Wafa, 2009, B.B.A., minored in chemistry and is currently in his second year at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree, with graduation anticipated in 2014.
During his four years at SVSU, Wafa worked with Bing Yang, professor of Biology, researching titanium hyperbranched polymers for bone implants and also researched cancer cell growth. Through the Foundation Scholars Program, Wafa traveled to Costa Rica and Panama via a medical relief program to serve the needy and the indigenous Ngöbe–Buglé people. Following graduation, Wafa spent a year in Jordan as a Fulbright Fellow to study Arabic and to research the health care system of Palestinian refugee camps located in Jordan.
While a student at SVSU, Wafa was also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society encouraging and honoring achievement in the study of business. He received the SVSU Award for Excellence (the Distinguished Graduate of 2009 in Management Award), and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key. Wafa worked as an SVSU tutor in several subjects on campus and as a certified nursing care assistant at Covenant HealthCare hospital. Actively involved on campus, Wafa spent time engaged with the Muslim Student Association, the Health Professions Club and started the first Student Advisory Council in the College of Business & Management. SVSU was proud to honor Wafa with the Young Alumni Award in 2012.
“It’s the people and the size of the University. It’s the ease of communication. Every professor I had, I saw them later and they recognized me. That’s why SVSU is so special.” – Abdullah Wafa