2018 Chancellor's Award Winner Madeeha Khan
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 7, 2018) — Student Association Vice President Madeeha Khan hails from New Delhi, India, and majors in computer science with a minor in business.
Madeeha Khan explored politics and leadership while studying at UAlbany.
Khan was an undergraduate student representative on the University’s presidential search committee, an orientation leader, a Writing and Critical Inquiry peer mentor and a resident assistant. She is a Purple and Gold ambassador and now works as a housing manager.
Khan received the UAlbany President’s Award for Leadership in the category of Diversity and Inclusion for her role in enhancing the quality of life at the University. In 2016, she received the President’s Award for International Student Leadership. The next year, Khan’s merit was recognized when she earned the Spellman Undergraduate Leadership Award.
Khan earned the Spellman Award for Academic Achievement in 2015 and 2016, and the Spellman NIA ALANA Scholarship Award in 2016 for academic achievement, service and leadership. She was on the Dean's List of Distinguished Students in fall 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015 and spring 2016. She has received the University at Albany Award for International Students since fall 2014.
Before she was vice president, Khan was the director of intercultural affairs for the Student Association.
Khan completed the Ernst and Young trajectory program. When she graduates, she plans to backpack across Europe for a month with her best friend. Beginning in July, she will work full-time at Ernst and Young in their Risk Advisory Practice.
“I have grown so much both personally and professionally in my time here. UAlbany has really made me push my boundaries and step out of my comfort zone,” Khan said. “ I have learned to listen to other people's struggles, to help advocate for them, and to strive for inclusive excellence.”
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