Rika Awakihara Receives Good Citizenship Prize

May 16, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – University of Mount Union graduate Rika Awakihara of Osakafu, Japan was presented with The Good Citizenship Prize at the University’s 168th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

This prize is presented to a graduating senior for overall excellence in qualities of personality, leadership and citizenship.

Awakihara majored in sociology and minored in business and communication. She served as a member of the Association of International Students and was a member of Japanese Club, Sophomore Service Honorary and Sociology Club. She was the recipient of the International Student Community Service Award and Criminal Justice Award at this year’s Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation and participated in Mount Union’s Study Abroad program.

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