Marina Afzal Sodagar '08
B.S. Biology; Morton Grove, Ill.
Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honorary); Mortar Board; Posse Foundation Leadership Scholarship; Honor’s Program; Daniel Shepardson Award; Office of Campus and Residential Life - Resident Assistant; Department of Biology - Research Assistant; Denison-Newark Connection; Religious Life Advisory Board; “Women Only Swim” - Founder and Coordinator; Muslim Student Association - Founder and President; Social Justice Task Force; Denison Religious Understanding; Chicago POSSE IV - Liaison; Denison International Student Association; SGLC Leadership Conference and Languages of Leadership; Office of Admissions - Host, Telethoner, Group Discussion Leader; Islamic Institute of Education Study Abroad - Cairo, Egypt
Supporting comments: "Marina became integrally involved in Religious Life programming soon after arriving on campus, and her involvement immediately took on a leadership role. Her continuous work over the past four years has resulted in significant contributions, particularly for Muslim students at Denison. Upon learning that the Muslim Student Association was inactive, Marina initiated the process of re-establishing this organization. She took the lead in notifying and welcoming other students, organizing meetings, obtaining an advisor from the teaching faculty, and applying for DCGA membership. Demonstrating leadership in academic and co-curricular settings, Marina has left a lasting legacy."