Sociology Major wins Student Diversity Leadership Award

Award recipient Zaira Sanroman and nominating professor Rayna Sage

Congratulations to Sociology major Zaira Sanroman on receiving a 2017 Student Diversity Leadership Award! Zaira is a junior at UM, who is pursuing a double emphasis in both Criminology and Inequality and Social Justice. She was nominated for the award by Sociology professor Rayna Sage, who observed Zaira's involvement in organizing UM events to raise awareness and engagement around diversity issues, including The Tunnel of Oppression, DiverseU, and the Understanding Power and Privilege Speaker Series, while Zaira was a student in her Sociology Research Methods course. Sage said she has a great deal of admiration for Zaira, because she is a young woman who does not stand by and wait for other to take action, but eagerly seeks out opportunities to be involved and to connect with others who can bring about positive social change. This Spring semester, Zaira was also involved with the two day safety and empowerment workshop, Feel Empowered at UM, and in with the Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

Sanroman, along with her fellow Student Diversity Leadership Award recipients, was honored at an award ceremony held May 2nd in the University Center South Ballroom.