Minnesota State Community and Technical College student Xiaofen Huang has been chosen as a recipient of the Mark W. Welter World Citizen Award for the 2018 spring semester.
Huang, a native of China who will graduate from the Fergus Falls campus in May with degrees in Accounting, Business and Liberal Arts, is one of 20 Minnesota State system students selected to receive the $500 World Citizen Award.
As a student at M State, she served as treasurer of the Student Senate, was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, worked as a housing program assistant and tutored in math. She also worked with fellow students and community members to address the problem of hunger among M State students in Fergus Falls.
Huang was nominated for the award by M State’s chief academic officer, Dr. Carrie Brimhall.
The Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award is given to Minnesota State students who exemplify an understanding of the interconnected world in which they live, and who demonstrate the thoughts, words and actions required of a 21st century world citizen. The Minnesota State system includes 30 state colleges and seven state universities with 54 campuses throughout the state.