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Students recognized for leadership and positive contributions

Communication Fellowships & Student Research Politics and Public Affairs
April 19, 2022

Each year, Denison students are honored for their work in serving others, leadership, and making positive contributions to the Denison community with the Kenneth Joseph Hines ‘04 Memorial Award. The 2022 recipients are Priyanshi Kanoria and Taylor Trimble, both members of the Class of 2023.

Kanoria is an international student from Kolkata, India, majoring in communication, as well as politics and public affairs. She writes, “During my time at Denison, I have tried my best to contribute to this community and will continue to do so for the rest of my time on the Hill. Furthermore, learning about Dr. Hines’ dedication to community service was also something that I strongly identified with, seeing as I have my own NGO back in Kolkata which helps young, underprivileged girls receive education. Receiving this award means a lot to me.”

Trimble is a politics and public affairs major who also works as a community advisor and a tour guide. She writes, “Outside of work and class, I’m an executive member for the Black Student Union, a podcast host for a show on the Doobie, and a staff writer for the Denisonian. Within these roles in these organizations, I have generated major change. In the Denisonian, I specialize in opinion articles critiquing the social and political climate of Denison. As a podcast host on the Doobie, I work with four other girls on a show called, “That Black Girl.” Lastly, as an executive member of the Black Student Union, I work on events aimed towards educating the general public and supporting the Black community. After graduation, I hope to work in local politics reforming education policy. To be recognized for leadership, diversity, and service with such an award means the most to me.”

About the Kenneth Joseph Hines ‘04 Memorial Award

The Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement oversees the annual selection for the Kenneth Joseph Hines ‘04 Memorial Award. The recognition, which comes with a financial award, was created through gifts from alums, family, and friends who want to honor the memory of Hines, who had a keen interest in diversity, serving others, leadership, and making positive contributions to the Denison community. The award seeks to recognize a student who embodies these qualities.

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