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By Craig Smith

Published: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2:58 p.m.

Noteworthy: President of Robert Morris University's Class of 2012, he won the Presidential Transformational Award, the university's highest undergraduate honor given annually to a graduating student who has been transformed by his or her experience at Robert Morris and has also helped transform the university.

Age: 22

Residence: Moon

Occupation: Student and aspiring actuary.

Background: Raised in Kosovo, he has been president of Carpe Mundum, Robert Morris' organization for international students, an International Red Cross volunteer and worked with the homeless in Washington, D.C. He has also been a resident assistant, mathematics tutor, member of the Senior Class Gift Committee and a staff writer for the Sentry, the student newspaper.

Education: He is a graduate of Sami Frasheri, a three-year high school in Kosovo that focused on math and science.

Quote: "I was very surprised (about the award). I really have a great set of classmates and when I saw the other nominees ... it was a great honor."

 

 
 


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