Shannon Pedone

S PedoneHere at USF, students are family. So it makes sense that some of our students are related to each other! Shannon Pedone started looking into the University of St. Francis because her older sister Nicole studied here.

“My sister has had the most impact on me. Because of her, I came to USF and I have gotten involved on campus,” Pedone reveals. “Through her, I’ve made connections with people, which helped me establish myself at USF.”

Science always came naturally to Pedone. That passion for science, coupled with a desire to help people, culminated in a biology pre-medicine major for Shannon with minors in chemistry and psychology. “It was a tough choice between biology and nursing, but nursing was do decisive and I didn’t have my heart set on it.”

“Besides knowing at least one person on campus, the school had a challenging biology program and there was opportunity for me to grow,” said Pedone. “I noticed that USF had a close teacher-student interaction, which helped me choose a smaller school. I feel like I’m a part of this great community rather than just going to school.”

Pedone is part of the National Resident Hall Honorary, Resident Hall Association, Tri Beta, and University Success Scholars. In addition to her academics, Shannon is part of the USF women’s soccer team and serves as a resident assistant in Marian Hall.

In her spare time, Pedone stays active through running and working out. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and boyfriend. Over the summer, Shannon volunteers at the Daybreak Homeless Shelter.

“My experience at USF has been exceptional. Every new semester, I feel like I am growing as an individual,” said Pedone. “The University of St. Francis is a college that not only develops your intelligence but also your self-awareness. An experience at USF cannot be found anywhere else. “