Carmen Seda, a senior in the Opus College of Engineering, recently received the “Undergraduate Student of the Year Award” for Region V of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI).
The ACUI is one of the oldest associations in higher education and is the largest organization that represents student activity centers and student unions in the United States.
Region V is comprised of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Manitoba.
The Student of the Year Award is given to an outstanding undergraduate student at a member institution of Region V who has shown dedicated work ethic in the student union/student activities field.
To receive this award, students must have demonstrated significant contributions to their university and serve as a role model for fellow peers and students. This student exemplifies the association’s core values of unconditional human worth, joy, learning, caring community, innovation, diversity, and integrity in their work and studies.
In addition to her role as the student employee coordinator for the AMU, Seda is a senior majoring in computer engineering with a minor in digital media. She is a member and former e-board representative of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a sorority for women in engineering and technical sciences, as well as a member of Eta Kappa Nu, an honor society for electrical and computer engineers. She is also on the e-board of the Written and Spoken Poetry Club.
“Carmen leads with humility and thoughtfulness,” said Ali Myszewski, associate director of the AMU and one of Seda’s managers. “She lives out the essence of ‘magis’ by always striving for more and helping others. She has been an incredible asset to Marquette, especially the student managers who look to her for leadership.”
In addition to her involvement on campus, Seda has also been on the Dean’s List every semester and was awarded the “Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Outstanding Junior Award” in spring 2020.