PC Student Aims to Find Cures for Third World Diseases

Ibrahim Ibrahim - PC 2018 Valedictorian
May 21, 2018

2018 Valedictorian Receives Transfer Scholarship

Ibrahim Ibrahim is the 2017-18 Phoenix College valedictorian and recipient of the Diane Thomas Scholarship, a $10,000 scholarship for students transferring to a four-year college or university.

Ibrahim graduated from PC with an Associate of Science degree on May 11, and will attend ASU in the fall to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and biomedical research. He plans to eventually become a research physician majoring in virology.

Paying Back His Community

Ibrahim, who is originally from Ethiopia and has overcome great obstacles to pursue his education, says his long-term goal is to work with a research team developing cures for third world diseases to alleviate human suffering. He is also excited about working with under-resourced rural American communities, especially in free health clinics and children’s hospitals.

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About Phoenix College

Phoenix College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. Phoenix College offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 11,000 students annually.