Mirsaeedi Farahani, Graor Honored by Campus Compact
Mirsaeedi Farahani Receives Top Service Award
Alma College senior Shabnam Mirsaeedi Farahani of Midland will receive an Outstanding Community Impact Award from Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) Saturday, April 16.
Mirsaeedi Farahani was chosen from a nomination pool of more than 200 students from colleges and universities across the state. Only five undergraduate students and one graduate student were honored this year with the Outstanding Student Impact Award. She received the award for outstanding commitment to community service throughout her college career.
This award is the highest MCC honor in the state for a student doing community service as part of their college education. The recognition comes after Mirsaeedi Farahani received Alma's highest academic honor for a graduating senior, the Barlow Trophy.
She is receiving the Outstanding Community Impact Award because of her exceptional commitment to community service through her work with Forgotten Children of Eastern Europe, the Society for Protecting the Rights of the Child, Amnesty International, and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Mirsaeedi Farahani has demonstrated her understanding of poverty and the issues surrounding it on a global level and fought for the rights of women and children in the Ukraine and in Iran. She utilizes these experiences to teach and lead local college students about human rights and what can be done to prevent their violation.
A 2001 graduate of H. H. Dow High School, she is the daughter of Hessam Mirsaeedi Farahani and Gila Mohadjer of Midland.
Graor receives Commitment to Service Award
Junior Kimberly Graor of Livonia received the Commitment to Service
Award, which honors students for their community service at individual
college and university campuses as part of their education throughout
their college career. Only 20 students were honored this year with this
award. A 2002 graduate of Stevenson High School, she is the daughter of
David and Diana Graor.
Michigan Campus Compact will honor all award recipients at an awards brunch at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.
Michigan Campus Compact is a state-level non-profit organization that promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.
Posted: Sun, April 10th, 2005 at 11:42AM