Terry Asiedu is an international student from Accra, Ghana who will graduate from Skyline College with a degree in Allied Health this Spring. He has been admitted to several universities including Arizona State University, Oral Roberts University and University of Daytona. He has also been a recipient of the Global Beca Scholarship for all four of his semesters at Skyline College as well as various San Mateo County Community College District institutional scholarships.
On top of being an outstanding student, Terry is also an active member of the Skyline College community. He has been a student ambassador for the Division of Student Equity (DSE) where he helped at the Equity Summit, a conference held at Skyline College for educators, practitioners and community members to learn about and discuss issues surrounding education equity.
He was a presenter in Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), an annual math and science conference for young women from 6th to 12th grade, where he assisted his professors with explaining how a heart works.
He has been a Peer Mentor, a member of Brothers Achieving Milestones and volunteered at SparkPoint, an organization that helps economically-challenged individuals and families to become more financially self-sufficient. He has volunteered at Reading Partners, where he worked one-on-one with elementary school students to attain their reading goals.
Terry says that he had a great time at Skyline College and that every single day served as an opportunity for him to intellectually develop himself as an individual contributing to positively to society. He received a $15,000 scholarship to Oral Roberts University, where he hopes to attain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Article and Photo by Clair Yeo-Sugajski