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Friday, 07 May 2021 15:06

Nigerian American honored by University of Arizona for Academic Achievement and Community Service.

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Precious Craig is graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in public health, with an emphasis in health promotion, and a minor in biochemistry. At the age of 3 she migrated from Lagos, Nigeria, to Phoenix. As a first-generation Nigerian immigrant, Craig has always valued the importance of education and is dedicated to serving others and giving back to her community.

During her time at UArizona, Craig served as a desk assistant at THINK TANK and as vice president of the Pre-Pharmacy Club. Additionally, she completed over 1,200 hours of community service as a youth academic specialist for Goodwill Metro. She worked closely with the METRO Goodwill Youth Program, which serves youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not in school or working.

She also acted as a youth liaison for an applied practice research study called Project Slate. The aim of the study was to create stable lines of communication between youth and adults. Her undergraduate honors thesis is on opportunity youth and the influence of socioeconomic status.

Craig served as a preceptor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health  and has worked at the UArizona COVID-19 vaccine point of distribution as a pharmacy technician and dispensing runner, assisting in the preparation and distribution of vaccine. Additionally, she is a member of the United Way of Southern Arizona Youth Leadership Council, where she works on youth advocacy projects.

Craig found her passion through forming mentorships and serving as a role model to fellow students pursuing higher education. She has been honored with several awards, including the Wildcat Excellence Award, a NAACP Tucson Scholarship, Dean's List, Laura and Arch Brown Scholarship, Richard Garcia Memorial Scholarship, and Victoria Foundation/George Dean Scholarship.
After graduation, Craig will pursue a doctorate in pharmacy at UArizona.

credit - University of Arizona

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