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Paul Robeson Centennial Scholars

Joseph Yunga Tigre
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Riverside, NJ
Favorite Rutgers Moment: My favorite Rutgers moment was getting to meet my best friend after a Rutgers chemistry exam.
Dream/Goal: My goal is to attend medical school and become a physician.
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: Being a Paul Robeson Scholar to me means that I can achieve accomplishments that I had not thought I was capable of achieving. When I first started my undergraduate career, I thought I was just going to be another average Rutgers student. However, with the guidance and support I received throughout my undergraduate career I was able to distinguish myself, like Paul Robeson did when he graduated from Rutgers.
Thesis Title: The Effects of DEHP and DINP on the Developmental and Metabolic Parameters in Female Rats
Thesis Department: Biological Sciences


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The designation Paul Robeson Scholar is conferred upon School of Arts and Sciences students who have successfully defended a departmental or interdisciplinary senior thesis, as Paul Robeson himself did in 1919. An extraordinary student and Class of 1919 Valedictorian, Paul Robeson went on to become one of Rutgers University’s most distinguished alumni—as a renowned scholar, orator, performer, and human rights advocate. In honor of his legacy and achievements in the face of adversity, the School is proud to honor him each year as these Rutgers graduates follow in his footsteps.