From debutante to doctor

Debutante to Doctor, featured

luegenia 1-2TALLAHASSEE — In 2006, Luegenia W. Sherriffe was introduced into society at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Debutante Cotillion. Ten years later, with a lot of hard work and perseverance, she will be celebrating her graduation from Florida A&M University as a Doctor of Pharmacy, Cum Laude this weekend.

“I made it! My passion, plan and prayers helped me make it along with the love and support of my family, friends and the community,” said Dr. Sherriffe.

The daughter of Winston and Luewella Sherriffe, Luegenia graduated from St. Pete Catholic High School. She attended the University of Florida and transferred to Florida A&M where she received a Bachelors in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Cum Laude.

During her time at FAMU, she was the secretary and membership chair of Phi Lambda Sigma, and was crowned Miss College of Pharmacy in 2014.

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A four-day celebration starting this Thursday in Tallahassee is planned for the doctor and her family and friends, including the Hooding Ceremony on Friday and the graduation ceremony on Saturday.  Her aunt and uncle, Clarence and Bonita Williams, will host many of the festivities at the family compound.

The village that raised this successful young lady included her grandparents, Luegenia and the late John Jackson, her great-grandmother Luenell Lilley, Godparents Richard and Betty Thompson, members of Glad Tidings Assembly of God and the loving community who supported and encouraged her in every endeavor.

Congratulation Dr. Sherriffe from The Weekly Challenger!

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