Students on the Move | May 2020
Congratulations are in order to the following RIT students:
Eileen Figueroa, CSTEP student, received two Community Impact Awards: the Alpha Phi Omega Endowed Scholarship & the Alfred L. and Ruby C. Davis Scholarship.
Muniyath Chowdhury, HEOP student, received a Community Impact Award: Walls Olsen Memorial Scholarship.
Naia Scott, CSTEP student, received the Community Impact-Excellence in Student Life Award.
The Community Impact Awards honor RIT students who serve others and provide leadership to the RIT student body.
In addition the following students are the recipients of the Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Pluralism Scholarship Awards.
The late Isaac L. Jordan Sr. was a visionary at RIT. He encouraged the celebration of diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff and students in particular inspiring them to become leaders and make a positive impact on the RIT community.
Amy Parr, Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Freshman Scholarship for 2020. Amy is an ASL Interpreting major at NTID.
As a freshman, Amy arrived on campus ready to meet new people. She joined the RIT Ultimate Frisbee team and immersed herself within the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Her involvement allowed her to make strong relationships with people of multiple backgrounds. She is proud of her involvement with different Tiger Paw initiatives and the development of her own. Amy worked on an initiative to implement more visual communication when food is ready on campus in support of the deaf community.
Patrick Edwards, Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Upperclassman Scholarship for 2020. Patrick is a economics and applied statistics double major.
Patrick is a student leader on the RIT campus and believes in giving back.
Despite carrying a heavy course load (one semester he took 24 credits achieving a 3.5 GPA), Patrick is heavily involved in campus activities. He has been active in RIT Student Government as a College of Science Senator. He serves on the MCAS Student Advisory Board and works to improve the lives of AALANA students. He has also worked as an RIT 365 Peer Facilitator helping in-coming freshmen adjust to college life.
Patrick was selected as a Late Honors Student to the Honors Program at RIT and received several offers to top summer research experiences including Stanford, Yale, Harvard, and participated in the Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp.