Three students in the College of Arts and Sciences are among ten awarded Student Luminary Awards by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to recognize their exceptional leadership and commitment to improving the campus and community. Each student was nominated by faculty or staff members on campus.
Those selected demonstrate help every Husker feel valued, create a positive campus environment, advocate for positive change, demonstrate a significant and active commitment to inclusion, and model academic excellence inside and outside the classroom.
Ibrahim, a junior political science and global studies major from Lincoln, was honored as a Student Luminary for her poised and model leadership of the African Student Association and Black Student Union to drive change in the campus and community.
“This was a daunting task, but it was one that she could not shrink from. She knew that in order for us to feel safe as Black people, not only in the United States but in our city and in our campus, that we had to be heard—and she continues that work to this day,” Jeanette Jones, nominator, said.
Long, a senior journalism and political science major from Beloit, Kansas, was honored as a Student Luminary for his integrity, strong work ethic, stellar academic record, and commitment to inclusivity through his roles in the Honors program, New Student Enrollment, the Innocents Society and ASUN Student Government.
“He shines brightly among our students selflessly and endlessly working to leave his legacy by bettering campus,” Tamy Burnett, nominator, said.
Nour, a junior biochemistry major from Lincoln, was honored as a Student Luminary for her leadership, encouragement and the constructive feedback she provides through her involvements in Black Student Union, African Student Association, ASUN Student Government, the Innocents Society and her commitments to research through the McNair Scholars program.
“Aiah has repeatedly shown herself to be a highly driven student but more importantly, she is a caring and compassionate person who seeks to use the resources she has to improve the lives and experiences of her communities,” Carol Boehler, nominator, said.