Melanie Majeed

University of Northern Iowa

Melanie Majeed, a junior at the University of Northern Iowa, is passionate about creating change and making the world a better place. When Melanie arrived at UNI as a freshman she immediately sought out ways to make a difference. She started by getting involved with the Black Student Union, Northern Iowa Student Government, Panther Connections and many other clubs and campus organizations. While participating in campus organizations Melanie found that there was discord on campus particularly in connection with minority students. In order to combat this, Melanie worked with campus administrators and department heads to create change. As president of the Black Student Union (BSU) Melanie made it her goal to reach out to the Cedar Valley to find out how BSU could make a difference. As a result, BSU now partners with the Job Foundation to work with minority middle and high school students offering mentoring programs as well as college and career readiness presentations. Melanie's great work on campus and in the community has helped her to continuously develop her skills, is improving her civic leadership abilities and is increasing her knowledge base in becoming a public problem solver.

Mark Nook
University of Northern Iowa

Personal Statement

My passion for diversity and inclusion has grown exponentially since being a student at UNI. After facing a series of racism and discrimination my freshmen year, I made it my job to fight and help change the campus culture of my community. My sophomore year I was elected to be the President of UNI's Black Student Union. In this role I was able to fulfill my passion in helping others and also educate the campus about my culture. I had the opportunity to meet many community leaders in the Waterloo area which has helped to connect the UNI and Waterloo communities. While serving in my current role as the Director of Diversity for Northern Iowa Student Government, I have had the chance to get out into the community and give back. One volunteer activity I have been able to do has been going to different schools in the community as a student mentor to help inspire and change the lives of others.

Melanie Majeed
Business Marketing and Management Information Systems : Class of 2018
written 2017

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Erica Cherian, UNC Charlotte Morgan Sweere, University of Central Arkansas Andrew Aboujaoude, University of Central Florida Jaylon Thomas, University of Central Oklahoma Akshayaa Chittibabu, University of Connecticut Marie Spence, University of Denver Nicolette Duong, University of Florida Bobbie Alcanzo, University of Great Falls Eisha Khan, University of Houston-Downtown Alexis Smyser, University of Illinois at Chicago Rudy Amaya, University of La Verne Duane Belanger, University of Maine at Fort Kent Karla Casique, University of Maryland Axel Bayingana, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Sophia Lopresti, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Andrew King, University of Massachusetts Boston Callie Nunez, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Luiza Kinzerska-Martinez, University of Miami Nadine Jawad, University of Michigan Zachary Hayes, University of Michigan - Flint Gemechu Mekonnen, University of Minnesota Madison Bick, University of Missouri - St. Louis Isabel Langlois, University of Montana Shayla McGregor, University of Montana Western Sophie Ramsey, University of Mount Union Jimmy Nguyen, University of Nebraska at Omaha Shannon Bodeau, University of North Carolina Asheville Cristian Ramos, University of North Georgia Karina Judith Ortega, University of North Texas at Dallas Melanie Majeed, University of Northern Iowa Sarah Tomas Morgan, University of Notre Dame Anea Moore, University of Pennsylvania Hashaam Jamil, University of Pittsburgh Wila Matos, University of Rhode Island Edgar Chavarria, University of San Diego Emery Smith, University of South Carolina Isaac Miles, University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Corinne Tucker, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Richard Lee, University of Utah Rena Newman, University of Wisconsin - Madison Bianca Ruffolo, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Joanna (Jo) Niswonger, University of Wisconsin Colleges Yessenia Santamaria, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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