The President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award is a prestigious annual award that recognizes students who exhibit tremendous commitment to service. Each school or college nominates one student; the student who best exemplifies commitment to service is named the President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year.
On April 14, President John Thrasher announced the 2020 winner as Myah Freeman, a BFA Studio Art student in the College of Fine Arts.
During the summer of 2019, Freeman served with nonprofit organization Maison de la Gare through the FSU Global Scholars Program. This organization assists in providing the talibé children of Saint-Louis, Senegal with the necessary resources that they lack. This includes a formal education, food, medical treatment, and much more.
Myah has also worked with FSU’s Student Government Association, providing the DeGraff Tunnel with six paintings, supporting the enhancement of student experience. Read more about the tunnel’s transformation on FSUNews.com.
Myah connects her service to Florida State University through her involvement in ONF and CARE (Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement) by making other students aware of such amazing service opportunities. After graduation in spring 2021, Myah hopes to expand her existing art business, teaching classes, doing mural work, and using her art as a means of advocacy.
Read about the other extraordinary nominees at the FSU Center for Leadership & Global Change.