Semester by the Bay student Adina Allen recognized with National Student Exchange achievement award

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Adina Allen
Adina Allen

University of Minnesota Twin Cities fisheries and aquatic sciences major Adina Allen received the Wendel Wickland Student Achievement Award from the National Student Exchange (NSE) for her accomplishments while on exchange to UAA's Kachemak Bay Campus.

Adina Allen participated in the Semester by the Bay program while on exchange during the fall 2021 semester. She delivered two professional presentations, submitted a research proposal, presented a field report in poster form, and wrote and recorded an educational segment for a local radio station. Her work as an intern with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies provided an opportunity for her to engage with kids, parents and the community as she taught them about the wonders and importance of nature.

Allen’s experiences through National Student Exchange and the Semester by the Bay program helped her discover her life’s passion and future pursuits. She plans to return to Homer, Alaska, this summer to work and reconnect with the community.

The NSE Student Achievement Awards recognize students who demonstrate the best use of their study away exchange participation. While priority is given to academic accomplishments, consideration is also given to social welfare service, contribution to the campus or community, and creative use of time while on exchange. The awards are named after former NSE consortium leaders. A $500 stipend is given to each award recipient.

Learn more about UAA's National Student Exchange program.

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