Two French minors honored for service & academic achievement

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In a May 3rd article from the University of Maryland, the 20 top seniors were honored for their outstanding service and academic achievements. Within this list, two of the students are French minors. Lade Gbolade and Kyeisha Laurence are two of 20 students now in the Medallion Society. Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo says, "The members of the Maryland Medallion Society are exemplars of the true Terrapin spirit—they are community organizers, consensus builders, servant leaders and caregivers. They and so many other student leaders across campus are what make our campus, our community and this university so special." Lade and Kyeisha and also still in the running for potentially winning The Citizenship prize and the Elkins Award. The Citizenship prize is awarded to two students who exemplify and embody the Terrapin spirit, and the Elkins award goes to one student who exceptionally contributed to the advancement of student affairs.


Lade Gbolade headshot

Lade Gbolade, a biological sciences major and French minor. She has been an orientation adviser, Guided Study Sessions lead mentor, member of the Student Alumni Leadership Council, and Senior Council’s vice president of social programming. She will pursue a master’s in higher education and student affairs.

Kyeisha Laurence headshot

Kyeisha Laurence, a biological sciences major with a minor in French and member of the Gemstone program in the Honors College. Originally from Saint Martin, she is a first-generation college student passionate about advocating for diversity and inclusion. Following graduation, Laurence plans to spend a year conducting research at the National Institutes of Health before attending medical school.


Congratulations to both Lade and Kyeisha! The article can be found at the following link: