NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS) Alumni


Display Name

Andrew Kelso


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NSU Major

BS Biology, DMD Dental Medicine

NSU Undergraduate Date


NSU Graduate Degree Graduation Date


Other Institutions of Study

Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Montefiore Medical Center c/o 2017

Highest Degree Completed


Current Employer

Dietrich and Hilliard Orthodontics



NSU Experience

My undergraduate experience at NSU was crucial to my success at the next the level and beyond. The NSU biology program is unique in that it offers smaller and more intimate class settings. This enabled me to interact more closely with outstanding professors like Dr. Schmitt Lavin, which greatly enhanced my education. Naturally, due to their infectious enthusiasm, I developed a passion for the sciences. This better prepared me for graduate school because of the eagerness to learn and scientific foundation that I cultivated.

One of the things I like best about NSU is the student support system. The professors are very encouraging and genuinely want to see their students succeed. In addition, there are a plethora of educational and professional resources available.

Some advice that I have for current students is to continue to work hard and follow your dreams. Don’t forget to have fun while doing it and be sure to make time for loved ones. Pick a career that fits your personality and do your homework to figure that out. Try to intern or shadow professionals in your prospective field and don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions about the profession.


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