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Stony Brook’s 2019 Millennium Fellows Graduate in Worldwide Ceremony

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A cohort of Stony Brook students chosen for the Millennium Fellowship have successfully graduated from the prestigious program.

Graduation ceremonies took place November 20 via global video link and included former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban ki-Moon.

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Stony Brook’s 2019 Millennium Fellows — Back row (left to right): Husbaan Sheikh, Kelly Wang, Nayarit Tineo, Erin Byers and Isabella Bouklas; Front row (left to right): Alexandra Eck, Allison Strauss and Lakshta Kunda (not pictured: Myra Arshad, Sabrina Duquesnay and Agam Singh)

Millennium Fellowships are sponsored by a partnership between the United Nations Academic Impact initiative and the Millennium Campus Network. The students are all working on various projects that focus on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This year there was a record 7,020 applications for this selective program from young leaders on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.

Students awarded 2019 fellowships — all from Stony Brook’s Center for Civic Justice — are Myra Arshad, Isabella Bouklas, Erin Byers, Sabrina Duquesnay, Alexandra Eck, Lakshta Kundal, Husbaan Sheikh, Agam Singh, Allison Strauss, Nayarit Tineo and Kelly Wang. Bouklas and Kundal are the student co-campus directors for the program.

Launched in 2018, the selective Millennium Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program. Students receive the fellowship based on their leadership on sustainable development-related projects that advance the SDGs in their communities. As Millennium Fellows, they participated in a leadership development program to improve their student organizing, partnership building and community impact skills.

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