April 19, 2024

Leesburg High Graduate Raleigh Ford Making Big Strides At FAMU

1.2 min read| Published On: April 19th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Leesburg High Graduate Raleigh Ford Making Big Strides At FAMU

1.2 min read| Published On: April 19th, 2024|

Leesburg High School graduate Raleigh Ford is making big strides at FAMU. Ford, who is a graduate of the Leesburg High School Class of 2023, has put on a stellar freshman year at FAMU.

Raleigh is completing her first year as a Health Science Scholar. During her freshman year, she has been involved in many programs at the University. Raleigh has had the opportunity to attend the Southern Regional Honors Council Conference in early April, where she gave a poster presentation titled “A Comparative Analysis of the Healthcare Systems in the United States and Taiwan.”

(Photo Provided by Lake-Sumter Famuly)

Recently, Raleigh was admitted into the FAMU Honors Scholars Program, and she was elected President of the Honors Student Association. She has stated that she wants to use her position to help students become active in the honors program and to spread awareness of it.

Raleigh was also just elevated to one of the top student roles in the Behavioral Science and Health Innovation Research (BSHIR) Lab and appointed vice president of the Health Science Professionals Student Association. She will begin working with Dr. Brandon Morton on her honors degree thesis the following academic year.

(Raleigh Ford is on the far left standing with her fellow FAMU classmates. Photo Provided Lake-Sumter Famuly.)

Raleigh will also be traveling to Spain in May to attend classes and explore the nation with other members of the Honors Living Learning Community.

We absolutely love to hear her success! Thank you to Roz Castile and Lake-Sumter Family on Facebook for the information! If you don’t follow Lake-Sumter Family, they are a group that supports local students who are incoming Rattlers and attending FAMU. You should give them a follow if you can.

We want to congratulate Raleigh on all her accomplishments.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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