2018 Global Citizen Award Recipients Foster Global Community
William Vince Dewar, Lillie Sullivan, and Ramy Noseir (left to right above) received the Center for Global Engagement’s 2018 Global Citizen Award at FSU’s Leadership Awards Night held on April 10.
These three exemplary FSU students, nominated for this prestigious award by FSU faculty and staff, were selected out of a competitive pool of over 10 nominees. Each of these students had made significant contributions toward fostering global understanding on campus, in the community, and abroad.
Dewar, a senior studying international affairs, has made significant contributions to the FSU community and beyond as a leader with the Tallahassee Haiti Medical Team. Under Dewar’s leadership since 2010, the Tallahassee Haiti Medical team has taken nine medical missions to Haiti, each of which included 15 or more American volunteers. In Haiti, he established a clean water program and managed a local staff of more than 10. As part of FSU’s Moellership Program, Dewar volunteered in Uganda to improve the economic well-being of local women through micro-loans.
Sullivan, a junior studying international affairs and Middle Eastern studies, has engaged the FSU and Tallahassee community in relief efforts for Syrian refugees both within our community and abroad. As an executive board member for Students Organize for Syria, or SOS, Sullivan organized a clothing drive on campus that distributed nearly 10,000 clothing items to refugee camps in the Middle East and led a campaign to provide college scholarships for displaced Syrians. While studying last summer in Lebanon, she also served as a tutor in refugee camps.
Nosier, a senior studying psychology, is an international student from Egypt who has become an integral part of the FSU community and a bridge between cultures during his time as an FSU student. He is not only a community volunteer who leads FSU students in service projects for local and international refugees, he is also an award-winning Resident Assistant and a nationally competitive table-tennis player. Through his volunteer work with at the Tallahassee International Rescue Committee (IRC), Nosier was praised for his integrity and dedication to assisting our community’s newly-arrived refugees.
For more information about the Global Citizen Award, and to read about past recipients, please visit cge.fsu.edu/gca.