Marah Shulda, Junior in Chemical Engineering, Finalist for EXCEL Award

Fifteen KU students have been selected as finalists for the 31st annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. Three winners will be announced at the conclusion of Homecoming week, which culminates in the KU-Texas Tech football game at 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

The ExCEL Award provides an annual $250 scholarship to students. Nominees were selected on the basis of leadership, effective communication skills, involvement at KU and in the Lawrence community, academic scholarship and ability to work with a variety of students and organizations. The selection committee included representatives from Student Union Activities, the Board of Class Officers, the Student Involvement & Leadership Center and the Homecoming Steering Committee.

The award was first given in 1991 to recognize students for achievement. Names of winners are listed on a plaque on the fifth level of the Kansas Union. To be eligible, applicants must be full-time undergraduate students with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Each finalist completed an application and participated in an interview. 

From our department, Marah Shulda, a junior in chemical engineering with a minor in global & international studies from Shawnee is on the list. Marah is a Self Engineering Leadership Fellow and rank leader and equipment manager for the Marching Jayhawks. She also serves as vice president of KU Hearts for the Homeless.

Full article with a list of other finalists.