Black Studies alum, class of 2001, Receives Alumni Citation!

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Elizabeth A. Siwo Okundi, Black Studies alum, class of 2001, Receives Denison Alumni Citation!

On Saturday, June 4 th , during Reunion Weekend, Black Studies major, ‘2001, Elizabeth Siwo Okundi received the Denison Alumni Citation for outstanding contributions to ministry, social justice, and community service. The Alumni Citation is the highest honor a Denisonian can be awarded. The criteria for bestowal of this honor include professional accomplishment, service to one’s local community and service to Denison. This award was established in 1949, and since that time more than 500 distinguished alumni have been honored. Elizabeth has been on a trajectory of distinguished service since her matriculation at Denison during which she was elected president of the student body, was selected as commencement speaker, and helped to pen the proposal for Denison’s Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. Day of Learning. Elizabeth, originally from Kenya, founded a non-profit organization to help orphans in Kenya. She is one of the youngest alum to receive this honor.

Posted Date 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

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