Feature Story, Student Life

April 26, 2018

Ohio Wesleyan’s KuShinda 2018 celebration included the presentation of graduation stoles to, and reflections from, members of the OWU Class of 2018. (Photo by Gracie Clevenger ’21)

KuShinda 2018

OWU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Celebrates a Year of Student Achievements

By Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs celebrates KuShinda (Swahili for “to be victorious”) each spring to recognize the outstanding leadership, academic achievement, and community impact of OWU’s many multicultural and minority students.

On April 25, the following students were honored during KuShinda for their achievements during 2017-2018 academic year:

Rising Star Leadership Award

  • Claudia Kelly
  • Paige Ross
  • Cassie Warukira

Lotus Leadership Award

  • Annie Miner
  • Brayams Ayala-Ramos

Najaah Excellence Award

  • Ares Harper
  • Eva Blockstein

The Rev. Jon R. Powers Jitstis Sosyal

  • Leia Ashikawa
  • Ahmed Hamed
  • Jackie Everetts

Greg Moore “NayNaToe” Warrior Spirit Award

  • Audrey Castaneda Walker
  • Trevor Martin

Pete and Barbara Smith Outstanding Student Leadership Award

  • Raissa Kanku
  • Adedayo Akinmadeyemi

Harambee Outstanding Organization Award

  • Rafiki wa Afrika
  • YDSA (Young Democratic Socialist of America)

In the OWU Spirit Award

  • Joshua Epkins
  • Hailey LaRoe

Liderazgo Leadership Award

  • Cara Harris

Congratulations to these outstanding students and all who were recognized at KuShinda 2018!

Photos from the Event