Savannah State University (SSU) student Denerick Simpson attended an honorary luncheon hosted by the University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor and Board of Regents (BOR) on Wednesday, March 15. The academic recognition event highlights the achievement of outstanding USG scholars. The Chancellor began the tradition of honoring the top student from each USG institution in 1987.
Simpson is a senior biology and biology education double major from Doerun, Ga. While at SSU, he cofounded a pre-dental society, presented research at national conferences, and has completed a medical research internship at Augusta University.
He was named the College of Sciences and Technology (COST) highest ranking student, is a resident assistant, a student ambassador in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) and a Peach State Louis Stokes Minority Participation scholar (PSLSMP). After graduation in May, Simpson will pursue a doctorate in dental medicine as a National Health Service Corps Scholar. Simpson will also be acknowledged during SSU’s Honors Convocation on April 6.