UNYP awards its second Alumni of the Year

The University of New York in Prague has always been incredibly proud of its graduates. Our vibrant community of more than 3000 alumni has made a significant impact around the globe in business, politics, science, and public life. This month we were excited to host our annual Alumni Reunion, an event which provides an opportunity to enjoy the energy and conversation of great colleagues, mentors, and university friends. The evening was highlighted by the announcement of this year’s Alumni of the Year Award winner - Ms. Juwana Jenkins! 

Juwana Jenkins (LaSalle University, Master’s in Professional and Business Communication, class of 2013) was nominated for her professional achievements, the experience and expertise that she shares with her students, and her contributions to UNYP’s distinguished reputation. Juwana’s career has been as varied as it has been successful, with experiences ranging from providing services in the field of communications, including corporate coaching, mentoring, and facilitating, to teaching at numerous universities and working in executive positions with companies and non-profit organizations worldwide. She serves as a real inspiration to fellow alumni, current students, and the wider community.

“I am not only honored to receive this award, but I feel that it is a calling to all of us who are represented here, for the education that we have received, and more importantly the education that we still have to give, through our lives, through our examples; that we come together not only for the Alumni Reunion, but so that we can have an Alumni Association that is active all year long. So that we can give back to communities at large, whether in Prague, the Czech Republic or beyond,” said Juwana Jenkins as she accepted her award. 

The University of New York in Prague Alumni of the Year Award was designed to recognize and reward the outstanding achievements of UNYP alumni. We encourage and empower students to turn ingenuity into reality and make extraordinary things happen, and our Alumni of the Year embody these values. All of UNYP’s former students are invited to participate in this tradition. During the nomination period, every member of the UNYP community can nominate one alumnus or alumna who has graduated from UNYP or its partner university program. The Award Committee, consisting of nine representatives from all parts of the University, then decides on a shortlist of five candidates and the eventual winner. The nominations period is open all year and closes a few weeks before the next Alumni event. To learn more about the award, please see the Alumni of the Year Award page.

UNYP is a lot more than world-class education; our collaborations in and outside of the classroom have built longstanding caring relationships between the University and its alumni. 

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