Sydney Sharp, a dual-degree student majoring in biological sciences and African American studies. She is a Banneker/Key scholar in the Integrated Life Sciences program of the Honors College and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society. She serves on the executive board of the Charles R. Drew Pre-Health Society and the Theta Nu chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. This fall, she will attend medical school.
The Department of African American Studies congratulates Sydney and the other recipients for this honor.
Twenty graduating seniors who have shined inside and beyond the classroom will be honored this week as the 2021 Maryland Medallion Society, which also makes them finalists for the University of Maryland Model Citizenship Prize and the Wilson H. Elkins Award. "The members of the Maryland Medallion Society are exemplars of the true Terrapin spirit—they are community organizers, consensus builders, servant leaders and caregivers," said Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo. "They and so many other student leaders across campus are what make our campus, our community and this university so special."