Anna Roberts '10 earned the Muhammad Yunus Commencement Award for Humanitarian Leadership, named after Muhammad Yunus, the 2010 Commencement Speaker. The award recognized her work for women's rights, specifically her work with the Houston Area Women's Center, undertaken in part through the CSWGS Seminar and Practicum.
Her Practicum project, "Examining State Legislation and its Influence on the Houston Area Women's Center," was the result of a collaborative process between Anna, then a Junior at Sid Richardson, and the Houston Area Women's Center. Anna's project was one of eight studies undertaken in the inaugural year of the CSWGS Seminar and Practicum
Read more about the Yunus Commencement Award and Anna's work in the article from Rice Media.
This marks the second year in a row that a SWGS major has won the Commencement Award. The 2009 recipient was Rachel Kinney.
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