Francisco Manuel Gomes '02
B.A., Political Science; Funchal, Portugal
Dean's List; Honors Program; Member and Social Committee; Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary); Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary Society) - President; Department of Political Science Fellow; Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honorary Society); Lambda Pi Eta - President; Student interviewer of prospective faculty in Department of Communication; Mortar Board (Senior Service Honorary); Denison International Student Association; Black Student Union; Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations - Organizational Committee and Student speaker; Black Solidarity Day Celebrations - Student speaker; Big Brothers Big / Sisters Program - Volunteer; Newark Alternative Academy - Volunteer speaker; Office of Campus and Residential Life - Resident Assistant; Harvard University Summer Courses; Internship with U.S. Senator Richard Lugar; Columnist for "Mosaic" (International Student Newsletter); WDUB-FM - Disc Jockey; Varsity Basketball; Adidas ABC All-Star Basketball Camp; Founder and co-editor of three newsletters: "Storm Center" (Department of Political Science), "Shout Out!" (Department of Communication), and "Black Male" (BSU); Author of "Children of the Same Dream: Immigrants and their Impact in American National Identity" (published, May 2001); Author of "Giant in a Sick World: Malcolm X - Life, Legacy, Message, and Influence in Black Political Consciousness" (to be published, September 2002).
Supporting comments: "Cisco has been the best president Denison's chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha has ever had; under his leadership this past year, Denison was awarded one of three national Best Chapter Awards by a national committee of Pi Sigma Alpha, a considerable mark of excellence; for service to his campus community, Cisco's energy, enthusiasm and ideas have no end, and together we awakened the chapter out of many years of slumber; Cisco started and edited a monthly newsletter, organized several student-faculty events on salient political topics (Israel, Yugoslavia and September 11), coordinated events with campus and off-campus speakers, sponsored student-faculty social activities; now he has coordinated a best paper award, helped coordinate two 'student lobby days' at the Ohio legislature; Cisco has worked diligently to make the study and practice of ethical communication a cornerstone among our majors; working as co- editor of the honorary's newsletter "Shout Out!," for example, he has provided students with complete, accurate information about their programs of study, as well as challenged them to think more critically about the ways in which communication affects the intellectual and social climates of our campus; these visionary and eloquent dimensions of his leadership are coupled with his sincere interest to cultivate meaningful relationships among majors and between students and their professors; a model citizen, a diligent leader, a promising scholar, Francisco embodies those qualities of leadership of which our department and our University can be quite proud."