Sheniqua V. Rowe of Brooklyn, N.Y., honored by Fairfield University


Sheniqua V. Rowe of Brooklyn, N.Y., was honored with a Student Achievement Award from Fairfield University's Alumni Association at its annual Student Awards Dinner.

Sheniqua was selected for her leadership of UMOJA, a support organization for African-American and Caribbean students. Serving two terms as president, Sheniqua and her executive board developed the club into a unique organization that helps multicultural students gain support in their diversity and celebrate it. Their perseverance and dedication resulted in UMOJA being named the Club of the Year for breaking down barriers and increasing programming for cultural awareness on campus.

Sheinqua also founded the Unity Ball, the capstone event of Fairfield's three-day Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations. She served on the AHANA (African-American/Hispanic/Asian/ Native American) Student Council and was a program leader for T.E.A.M. (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism), an organization that works to create a diverse living and learning environment. In addition she was a director of the Council of Student Organizations for the Fairfield University Student Association.

Sheniqua's exceptional academic success was recognized with the Christopher Blake Love Award for the past three years and she has been named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 23, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 222