FIU welcomes inaugural cohort of Millennium Fellows
On October 15, 2019 the Office of Global Learning Initiatives hosted a Welcome Reception for FIU’s inaugural cohort of Millennium Fellows. The Millennium Fellowship is a prestigious leadership development program sponsored by the United Nations Academic Impact and the Millennium Campus Network. Over 7000 young leaders from 135 nations competed to be awarded the fellowship, and just 6% of those who applied this year were selected, including this group of FIU students.
The fellowship requires that fellows spend an entire semester implementing a project on campus that addresses one of the 17 sustainable development goals. During the reception, the fellows had the opportunity to network with key campus offices such as the Center for Leadership and Service and the Honors College, which shared resources to help advance the fellows’ plans.
Another highlight of the night was the visit of Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Elizabeth Bejar, who recognized the fellows for their commitment to social change, innovation, and global citizenship. “From tackling race, gender, and accessibility issues to focusing on climate change and sustainability, you are enacting change that will impact the lives of your fellow classmates and all of us at FIU for years to come,” said Dr. Bejar. She added, “I can’t wait to see your projects come to fruition by the end of this semester, and I am confident that this fellowship will be a steppingstone to a lifelong career as globally engaged changemakers.”
The reception not only served as an opportunity for family, friends, and the FIU community to celebrate the efforts of this all-female cohort of Global Learning Medallion students, but also provided additional inspiration for the fellows and a reminder that each of them has the power to make the world a better place.
To learn more about the Millennium Fellowship visit here.