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Hendrix Students Selected for Clinton Global Initiative University

CONWAY, Ark. (March 12, 2014) – Hendrix students Samia Nawaz ’14 and Jill Nguyen ’15 were selected to be among 1,000 student leaders to attend the annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting this spring at Arizona State University.

The program is hosted by President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton. Undergraduate and graduate students will “engage in developing solutions to some of the most pressing concerns of the Millennial generation, including human rights, women’s social and economic empowerment, and combatting HIV/AIDS in the United States.”

As attendees, both students have chosen to work on projects. Nawaz, a senior from Little Rock, Ark., will work with She's The First, a non-profit organization that sponsors girls' education in developing countries to create first-generation graduates.

Nguyen, a junior from Hanoi, Vietnam, is working on a project that promotes bilingual education for the H'mong students in northwest Vietnam to preserve the ethnic H'mong language and help students succeed in school with standardized Vietnamese textbooks.

Both students are sponsored by the Hendrix chapter of Project Pericles.

More information on the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University is available here.

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