Undergraduate Prize Winners
About Susan Cisneros (2023) Heading link
Susan Cisneros is a GWS major, with minors in Black Studies and Disability and Human Development. She worked with UIC’s Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) on this year’s Clothesline Project, an interactive exhibit featuring messages of resilience, healing, and hope for individuals and communities impacted by interpersonal violence and abuse. She also tutors and mentors students with the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council. Susan describes connecting with GWS as “a journey that teaches you many things such as grieving, healing, creating community and loving.”
About Michael Oliveros (2022) Heading link
I am extremely excited to be awarded the GWS Undergraduate Prize! Thank you so much for the recognition, I hope to continue to work hard to connect and uplift the GWS community!
About Mads Campbell (2021) Heading link
“I’ve started to understand that the rivers, the forests, the stones, are actually extensions of ourselves. Or, we could be extensions of those ecosystems too, and that we’re actually not removed from the set of relationships that build an ecosystem. We’re actually totally embedded in them” (Carolina Caycedo, 2019).
About Huong Trinh (2021) Heading link
Being a part of the GWS program at UIC not only become a better person but a better activist as well. The professors that I’ve had the pleasure to study under equipped me with an abundance of knowledge that I will now carry with me throughout my personal and professional life.
Earlier Awardees Heading link
|2019||Vanessa Guzman, Zain Monthner Dababneh|
|2012||Nedra Nene White|
|2005||Sadiya Ahmed, Lesley Skousen-Chio|