Anh Nguyen, University of Wisconsin – Parkside
Anh Nguyen is an international student from Vietnam in her senior year at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. She will graduate this spring with a degree in Business Management and Accounting. Besides excelling in all of her courses, she is an active student leader on campus whose desire is to empower other students to step out of their comfort zones and reach their potentials. Anh has held multiple leadership positions on campus. One of her biggest and most impactful positions was being the president of the Parkside Asian Organization (PAO) during the 2012-13 academic year. Through that position, Anh was able to embody the mission of the organization by promoting the beauty of Asian cultures and awareness of the minority. She encouraged PAO members to participate in as many volunteer opportunities as possible to foster inclusivity and civic engagement. During the year Anh was president, PAO received the Award for Excellence in Community Service at Parkside’s annual leadership awards ceremony. Anh has also been an excellent mentor working diligently to reach out to new freshmen and guide them through their first year of college. Her passion to empower is shown clearly through the academic successes of those mentees.