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Heather Kim '20 Wins UMD Student Leadership Award

COLLEGE PARK (5/4/20) — Heather Kim ’20, a senior Broadcast Journalism major at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and an Asian American Studies minor, has won one of the 39th Annual University of Maryland Student Leadership Awards.

Kim won the Vera Cruz-Kochiyama Award, named after labor activist Philip Vera Cruz and Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama. The award is presented to the Senior Class student who has contributed most significantly to the advancement of the Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American student community at the University of Maryland and the general interest of the university.

Kim is currently President of the Asian American Student Union and has worked for multiple publications, including NPR and Capital News Service. After graduation, she plans on pursuing photojournalism or running away to New Zealand to live with the sheep.

The University of Maryland Student Leadership Awards are presented by the Division of Student Affairs in partnership with Adele H. Stamp Student Union and Omicron Delta Kappa. The awards honor all of the extraordinary achievements of our outstanding student scholar-leaders. These individuals exemplify the best of scholarly and community life at the University of Maryland.



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