Serdar Gayybov is a FLEX’17 and UCA’18 alumnus and a current freshmen student at the Central Wyoming College (CWC) who was published in the local “The Sunday Ranger” newspaper as a Student of the Week. Serdar is pursuing a Health Science major in a hope to become a nurse practitioner in the future. He has finished his first semester of the 17 credits coursework witha 3.78 GPA and has been included into the Dean’s list. Serdar is a part of the “IDea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)” group, where he is involved in “sequencing the genome of Culex tarsals mosquito, the major carrier of West Nile and West Nile encephalitis viruses”.
At the same time, Serdar serves as a student ambassador and has just signed a contract to play soccer at the CWC. One of his English professors, Dr. Tilton noted that Serdar “… stands out in class in not only academic achievements but also as a positive influence… dedicated to learning, and a pleasure to work with”. Serdar is very active both in academic and social life and has noted that one of his biggest personal achievement is that he feels “welcomed despite being an international student… there is always someone who would go out and play soccer with you and provide a helping hand whenever is needed”.