Charisse Mandimika '09
B.S. Biology; Harare, Zimbabwe
Dean's List; Parajon Scholarship; Richard E. & Marian D. Trumbull Memorial Scholarship; David Shepardson Award; Alpha Epsilon Delta (Health Pre-Professional Honor Society); Mortar Board (National College Senior Honor Society); Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society); Department of Biology - Teaching Assistant; Office of Campus & Residential Life – Head Resident, Resident Assistant, Resident Assistant of the Month; Vail Series Office - Intern, Head Usher; Office of Public Affairs - Assistant; Summer Research Symposium - Founder, Administrative Facilitator; DU Lead - Student Facilitator; Student Relations Committee; Women’s Spirituality; QUEST - Student Facilitator; Religious Life Advisory Board; Tehillah - Co-Founder, President; SHARE Advocate; African Students Association – Secretary; Sustained Dialogue; Gospel Choir; Symphony Orchestra; Agape Christian Fellowship; Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Yale University School of Medicine - Biomedical Science Training and Enrichment Program; Columbia University College of New York, NY - Physicians and Surgeons Summer Medical/Dental Education Program
Supporting comments: "Mature beyond her years, Charisse is a leader who inspires her peers to join her in the journey. Facilitating, motivating, mentoring, and growing, her poise and grace are matched by commitment, skill and sheer determination for excellence in all that she does. She co-founded and served as president of a premiere a cappella ensemble on campus Tehillah, which has become an essential voice in our community. A founder of the Student-to-Student Research Symposium, an important presence in the Vail and Public Affairs Offices, and in Residence Life as both a Resident Assistant and a Head Resident, Charisse has touched lives across campus. She has availed herself of the best of Denison and never missed an opportunity. An elegant woman with highest standards, she has made Denison a better place and she will make a difference in the world."