Laura Velázquez-Bello

Date of Award





Puerto Rico Campus


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Laura is the Faculty-Nominated winner of the "Student of the Month for January, 2021" in recognition for:

  • Community involvement and commitment to public health (e.g., organized multiple student and community outreach events in collaboration with COP administration including Mask for a Cause, NSU-COP San Juan Community Initiative Project, NSU-COP San Juan Holiday Health Fair, and COP-SGA community service outreach at Hogar Santa Teresa Jornet)

  • Leadership skills (e.g., COP SGA vice president, COP-SGA fundraising committee leader, American Pharmacists Association OTC medicine safety committee leader, NSU-COP San Juan community initiative project with Casa Pensamiento web page designer, PharmArts website designer)

  • Promotion of the college of pharmacy (e.g., represented NSU at Puerto Rico Pharmacist Association annual meeting, volunteer at COP wellness day, conducted open house tours for prospective students at the Puerto Rico campus, volunteer at Scuba Dogs Coast Clean, and volunteer at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Health Fair)

  • Strong academic performance while enrolled in PharmD/MBA dual program (Dean’s List)

  • Research/scholarly activity (e.g., performed formulation research project with pharmaceutical science faculty and presented research findings)