Unlike real journalists, I like featuring good news stories. So, when I sent a note of congratulations to PhD candidate Ivan for receiving the university’s Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service, and Ivan responded to my question about the work for which he was honored, my brain lit up: BLOG POST!
Here’s what Ivan told me:
I was very honored to receive the award. I believe it was for general work/public service to the university, but also related to my other service work. The main components included: being the Resident Director at Blakeley, helping with continuing education through Osher Lifelong Learning, student initiatives such as serving on the PhD Committee and organizing the PhD conferences and colloquium, and, outside of Tufts/Fletcher, the international civic engagement program I helped lead in China (sponsored by Duke University and the Gates Foundation).
That’s a lot to fit in around Fletcher study and the writing of a dissertation! Congratulations to Ivan on making such a strong contribution to the community!