Student Spotlights

Michael Foy Armstead

In addition to his active participation in CSCC’s LSAMP Program, Michael is also an active participant in the college’s STEM Club, The Future Scientists of Ohio Scholars Program, TRiO Program, The MAN Initiative, serves on the Student Conduct Hearing Board, and is a Student Ambassador Coordinator in the Student Engagement and Leadership office.  Michael has even represented CSCC internationally, in Dresden, Germany as an exchange student. Michael coordinated the 2019 CLCO Student Leadership Conference held at Columbus State this past November.  And while his resume with respect to ambassadorship and leadership is tremendous, he has always carried himself with a modicum of gratitude and humility.

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Jahara Wakeel is a Public Health major at The Ohio State University. This past summer, she worked on a research project with Dr. Darryl Hood that focused on understanding a community’s climate with regards to a waste transfer site. She expects to graduate in 2021 when she will pursue a graduate degree. She plans to conduct research that focuses on disease and health issues in minority communities.

Annika Diaz is an Animal Science major at The Ohio State University. This summer, she is working with Dr. Anastasia Vlasova at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, where she is conducting research focused on understanding porcine rotavirus C. Annika plans to graduate in 2021, when she intends to pursue veterinary school.

Karen Santos studies Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Humanitarian Engineering at The Ohio State University. This past summer, she completed an internship in Fargo, North Dakota at John Deere Electronic Solutions, where she worked in a manufacturing plant. She expects to graduate in 2020, when she intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering.