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This is a photo of Una Japundza, who will receive Robert Morris University’s Presidential Transformational Award, the highest undergraduate honor for a student at Robert Morris. She is the newsmaker for Monday.
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 11:24 p.m.

Noteworthy: Will receive Robert Morris University's Presidential Transformation Award, the highest undergraduate honor at the school, during May 11 commencement exercises. The award is given annually to a graduating student who has been transformed by his or her experience at Robert Morris and also has contributed to the transformation of the university.

Age: 22

Residence: Rovinj, Croatia

Background: She transferred to Robert Morris in 2010 from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and plays volleyball for the Colonials. Education: Japundza is a graduate of Zvane Crnja High School in Rovinj and a business management major at Robert Morris. She plans to complete work on a master of business administration degree before returning to Croatia.

Quote: “I want to leave every place where life takes me better than I found it and this award gives me motivation to continue doing that — to continue getting better, surrounding myself with great people, learning from others and hopefully making an impact.”

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