Pictured above: the 2012 – 2013 Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership recipient, Drema Khraibani.
Each year the President’s Community Advisory Committee on Diversity presents a Mary Washington student with the Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership. This award is given to a rising senior enrolled in the University, who possesses strong characteristics of leadership and demonstrates a personal commitment – advocating for diversity and inclusion across campus. Once the recipient is chosen he or she serves as an ambassador for diversity, a peer mentor to underrepresented students, and a voice for underrepresented populations to the faculty and staff.
To apply for the Citizenship Award for Diversity presented annually during the Diversity Program, which is part of Orientation Week, a student must complete the application as well as submit one (1) faculty or staff recommendation. Faculty and Staff may nominate students for this award as well.
Once chosen as the recipient of the Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership, the recipient will be asked to serve in various capacities throughout the 2012- 2013 academic year. The on-going service agenda will be mutually beneficial, service will be provided to the campus community, and the student will continue to develop academically and socially.
Drema Khraibani is a senior at the University of Mary Washington (UMW). She is majoring in Environmental Science and Secondary Education and has a passion to make an environmental difference. Her environmental focus is energy, policy, and climate. Currently, she has been researching wind alternative in the Middle East with vast knowledge that she has gained through the University of Mary Washington. Her goal is to change the energy crisis in the Middle East, specifically Lebanon. In addition to being an environmentalist, she is also an educator. One of her personal goals is to change the life of a student as her life was changed by a teacher.
Drema has been active in a wide range of programs in UMW, volunteeering with COAR, Friends of the Rappahannock, and Islamic Relief. She has also held numerous leadership position such as; President of Islamic Student Association, President of Commuter Student Association, and Peer Coordinator for RISE. She has sat and currently sits on several committees at UMW, including: President Council on Sustainability, Parking Committee, and The Fredericksburg Forum. Drema is also a member of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and the International Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi.
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