PRIME STEM/TRiO Peer Mentor Wins
2013 Black Faculty and Staff Mentee Award
Sharanah Ridore is the 2013 recipient of the Black Faculty and Staff Association Mentee Award at the UCF. She has been a peer mentor for PRIME STEM/Student Support Services at UCF since 2011 and a Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences peer mentor since 2010.
In her role as a peer mentor, she is available to her mentees through social media, face to face meetings, email, social events and one-on-one opportunities. She is an outstanding mentor and goes above and beyond to enrich the lives of her mentees and truly feels responsible for the success.
Currently, a senior at UCF double majoring in Molecular and Microbiology as well as English Literature, Ridore has received several academic honors since 2009. She made the President’s Honor Roll twice: fall 2012 and in 2009. She also made the Dean’s list five times: spring 2010, ’11, ’12 and fall 2010 and ‘11. After graduation, she plans to attend an allopathic or osteopathic school of medicine in hopes of becoming a physician.
In addition to mentoring, Ridore is involved in campus activities. She is the vice president of Students in Science Technology Engineering and Math (SiSTEM), the director of Fundraising for Pre-Med AMSA, and now the director of Public Relations.
PRIME STEM/TRiO is a program in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.