Adrianna Oxendine is from Pembroke, North Carolina and graduated in May of 2019 with a degree in biology. During her time at UNCP she was a COMPASS Scholar, a member of Beta Beta Beta Honor Society, Alpha Chi honor society, and Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. Adrianna is proud of her hard work not only in her studies but within these organizations. She said, “The most rewarding aspect of being in the honors college was the connections that I made and the many opportunities that it brought me.”
For Adrianna’s senior project she created a service-learning project alongside Dr. Siva Mandjiny. Her project focused on improving science education in elementary schools. She chose Dublin Primary School and did a series of science lessons with a group of students. She taught first grade students about the concept of density by doing a water and oil experiment.
After graduation, Adrianna applied to physician assistant school. She advised honors students to get involved on campus and build relationships with professors and faculty on campus. Her greatest memory at UNCP was the relationships and connections that she made with other students on campus that will last a lifetime.
Mentor: Sivanadane Mandjiny
Improving Science Education in Impoverished Communities