Diran Hafiz '04
B.A. Communication and English; Dhaka, Bangledesh
Honors Program; Young Scholar Award; John and Mary Alford Scholar; Provost Award; Heritage Scholar; Campus and Residential Life - Resident Assistant, Head Resident, RA Selection Committee, HR/RA Training Committee; Admissions Office - Senior Interviewer, Prospective Student/Parent Panelist, Summer Intern; LeaderShape Institute - Graduate Intern, On-site Coordinator; Denison International Students Association - Vice-President, Secretary; MOSAIC - Editor (International Students Newsletter); Campus Environment Team; East Asian Club; Denison International Relief Effort; Women's Emphasis; Professional Staff Selection Committee; Denison Religious Understanding - Presenter; Rape Survivor Advocate; National Association of Student Personal Administrators; Badminton Club - Social Chair; Cricket Club - Founder; Students4Life
Supporting comments: "Diran has demonstrated his commitment to diversity and human difference and has informed, worked with, and challenged other students of their rights and responsibilities within in the Denison Community. He was a unanimous choice as a Graduate Intern for LeaderShape 2004. What is most impressive about Diran is that he is committed to effect change through just acts; his leadership style is subtle, yet commanding. He receives the deserved respect of his advisors and peers. He has demonstrated unswerving commitment to the college and to the organizations that fall under his responsibility; he has expressed and infected others with his enthusiasm. Diran is also committed to increasing awareness of various international and minority issues in the Denison community. He has spent countless hours in producing Mosaic--writing, formatting, distributing, expanding its scope--a newsletter devoted to DISA events and goals, all of which work toward greater diversity on the Denison campus. Within the college admission office, Diran has held all types of responsibilities including the most prestigious and sought after position, Senior Interviewer. In all instances, Diran has been a terrific spokesperson for Denison and families have enjoyed his positive and enthusiastic articulation of his life here. He is a young man of exceptional character who maintains a personal value system that he incorporates into his daily life."