Released on May 3, 2024

After commencement this week, nursing student Rebekah May plans to pursue her dreams to make a big impact in public health in the U.S. and around the world.

Rebekah May stands in regalia holding a graduation cap in the air on a sidewalk in front of rows of palm trees on UCF's Orlando campus.
Rebekah May ’24BSN (Photo: Dana Saccoccio)

“I came to UCF determined to improve the world, but I had no idea how,” says Rebekah May, who will graduate this week from UCF’s College of Nursing.

She quickly figured out how. After arriving at UCF from Spring Hill, Tennessee, May got involved on campus. First, she volunteered with the UCF Police Department as a LEAD Scholar and then served as a co-leader at an afterschool club at the Orange County Public Schools Academic Center for Excellence in the Parramore neighborhood in downtown Orlando. That is when the then environmental studies major began to realize her true calling.

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