28-year-old Becomes First Black Woman to Earn PhD in Biochemistry at Florida International University
- College basketball player, Chantrell Frazier, has become the first Black woman to earn a doctoral degree in Biochemistry at Florida International University
- The 28-year-old Tampa native received her bachelor's degree at an HBCU, that is Savannah State University
- Frazier will now join the faculty at Framingham State University in Massachusetts as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Chemistry
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Student-athlete, Chantrell Frazier, has made history as the first Black woman to earn a doctoral degree in Biochemistry at Florida International University.
Frazier, 28, began her college journey at Historically Black College or University (HBCU), where she earned her bachelor's degree to give her the proper foundation to prepare her for graduate school.
It was also the same reason that inspired her to attend Savannah State University (SSU), according to Atlanta Black Star.
After making history, Frazier looks forward to continuing her studies at a postdoctoral teaching fellowship at Framingham State University in Massachusetts.
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The trailblazer plans to become a chemistry professor and champion the next generation of STEM leaders.
Former child actor Opemipo Bamgbopa sworn in as LASU's first female speaker
One of the child actors who dominated the Yoruba movie industry in the 2000s, Opemipo Bamgbopa, made headlines as she set a new record at the Lagos State University (LASU), where she is currently studying Transport Management.
Opemipo was sworn in as the 32nd and first female speaker of the LASU Students' Union Students Parliamentary Council.
The once-upon-a-time child actor, who featured in movies like One Love, Bororo, and Maradona, penned sincere appreciation to her mother and family members.
She stressed that she was able to break the record not because of her celebrity status or popularity but because of her passion to make the school a better learning citadel.
“To the glory of God, I was sworn in yesterday as the 32nd and First Female Speaker of the Lagos State University ️️️️️I want to specially thank the Vice Chancellor @profyemiolatunjibello for being a mother to all World Class Students of our great citadel of learning. My huge gratitude to my mother and family members for being there for me to support me all the way!!! @officialsamuelajirebi @huz_boi @tayo.sanyaolu @bosejoseph_lmwo and every other wonderful soul that was present, thank you so much for the love!” Opemipo said.