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Martin Garcia of LaPorte, Ind., has been honored with the highest award a student can receive from the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Manchester University.
The winner of the 2015 Luminescence Award is graduating May 17. With a degree in chemistry, Garcia dreams of becoming a physician’s assistant.
The Luminescence Award is given each year to a student who demonstrates the highest moral and ethical character, coupled with demonstrated academic achievement and community involvement. Garcia’s name will be engraved on a plaque permanently located in the Intercultural Center.
Other nominees were Dai’Jah Asumang, a junior accounting major from Indianapolis; Sara Cruz, a junior accounting major from Fort Wayne; and Selamawit Nicolai, a senior in peace studies and international studies from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The award was presented at the annual Student Development Leadership Banquet.
Two students were selected for the Emerging Light Award, which distinguishes a first-year or sophomore student who is “lighting the Manchester University community on fire with his or her energy, drive and passion.” This award also recognizes the potential of making a lasting impression on faculty, staff and fellow students in diversity efforts.
Zander Willoughby, a sophomore in political science from Wyoming, Mich., was also nominated for the award.
Three seniors were presented with the Scholastic Achievement Award, honoring those who have maintained high academic standards while making significant contributions to the multicultural community:
April 23, 2015