Ahmed Calvo

Ahmed Calvo dreams of going to medical school and becoming a surgeon, and he believes Florida Memorial University (FMU) is the perfect place to help make that his reality.

The 19-year-old Cuba native is a junior majoring in biology. He holds a 3.9 GPA. Ahmed attributes part of his success to the individual connections between faculty members and students.

“Small classes and personal interactions with the professors provide me with the best education possible,” he said. “At FMU, I am not just a number. I am Ahmed.”

That one-on-one attention paid off when Dr. Rose Mary Stiffin, chair of the Department of Health and Natural Sciences and an associate professor of chemistry helped secure a special opportunity for Ahmad to study at FIU last summer.

“This school draws the best out of you,” Ahmed said.

Ahmed is already planning for his graduation in May 2018.

In addition to studying, Ahmed has a dojo – a room for undertaking the martial arts – and keeps in shape by practicing karate. As he grows stronger physically, he also is developing increased intellectual stamina, both of which will help to ensure he can meet his personal and professional goals.

Now what will you let FMU do for you?

Story by: Rashard Jones
Senior, Broadcast Communications Major
Class of 2017