Sandra Nivyabandi, Westminster College

sandra_nivyabandi_newman_civic_fellow_nomination_2Sandra Nivyabandi, a junior, has shown her dedication to servant-leadership and community engagement over her three years at Westminster College. As a freshman, Sandra was elected Service Chair of our Spiritual Life Student Committee. Her campus campaign was dedicated to looking at the intersection of service and faith in the context of responding to community need. Her decision to major in Global Health and Transnational Studies stems from her passion to become an international advocate for equal opportunity healthcare in her home country of Burundi. Sandra has worked with Dr. Robert Hansen, Director of the Emerson Center for Leadership and Service, to spearhead an independent study on global healthcare and will be co-leading a trip for humanitarian efforts this summer. Wherever she recognizes a need, Sandra affects change by building a community of believers. Her leadership on our campus truly reflects our mission of service-driven learning. We are hopeful for the future as her steadfast compassion for the people she serves and her dedication to finding sustainable solutions inspires action in everyone she meets.

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