Vilas Ramachandran values education, diversity and community service. He has achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while at USF and is looking to graduate in the spring of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in economics.

A Provost Scholar, Ramachandran has made the Dean’s List every semester he has been in the Muma College of Business. He is a member of the Sigma Beta Rho fraternity, a multicultural organization that places a high value on academics and community service. 

Ramachandran was accepted into the Muma College of Business Leadership Program, a two-year professional development program designed to help students become better leaders on campus and beyond. He also participated and placed first in the Future of Florida summit where he drafted an amendment which will be voted on by millions of Florida voters in the 2018 election. He has also been selected to be in the Future of Florida’s organizing committee to help coordinate next year’s summit.

When he’s not studying or participating in fraternity projects, Ramachandran volunteers each week at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, which offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay and support during treatments. There, he helps coordinate events, but more importantly he assists patients as they go through difficult times. Working with patients, he says, motivates him to do his part in making the lives of others better. Ramachandran looks forward to a summer internship with Lockheed Martin.