Hannah Schwenk-Sandau, a graduating senior in Women & Gender Studies and Sociology has been named this year's USM Outstanding Student Leader by the Leadership Development Board and the 2012 recipient of the David Fullam Social Justice Award. The Social Justice award is given each year to "a sociology major or minor who best exemplifies a commitment to equity and social justice through service to their community."
Schwenk-Sandau has also been accepted to the 2012 Maine NEW Leadership Summer Institute. Offered by Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, the training offers participants a unique and valuable opportunity to hone their leadership skills by hearing from a variety of women leaders in politics and civic organizations, interacting with several faculty-in- residence, spending a day at the Maine State Legislature, and participating in a hands-on action project.
An excellent student, Hannah Schwenk-Sandau will be graduating this spring with honors in Women and Gender Studies.