For more than 20 years, Florida State University has recognized undergraduate students who exhibit a tremendous commitment to service through its annual President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Program.
This year’s 12 nominees have done everything from fostering children to volunteering at COVID-19 testing sites and advocating for speech and hearing-based services.
Each school or college nominates one student to be the Humanitarian of the Year. Typically, students are recognized at an awards luncheon hosted by FSU President John Thrasher, and the student who best exemplifies commitment to service is named the President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year during the annual Student Leadership Awards.
This year, under current social distancing guidelines, students were recognized by President Thrasher and their respective deans during a virtual ceremony Tuesday, April 6.
“The past year was a challenging one for everyone, but in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, these students chose to rise to the aid of others,” Thrasher said. “I want to express my sincere gratitude to our community leaders who welcome our students as partners in their service agencies, and to the entire Division of Student Affairs for supporting our students in their efforts serve others.”