Distinguished Senior Leadership Award Recipients 2016 - Colleges of Distinction - Colleges of Distinction
Capital University
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Capital University

Columbus, Ohio

Distinguished Senior Leadership Award Recipients 2016

HiuHan Chan
Hong Kong, China
Organizational Communication and Public Relations

HiuHan Chan knew she would learn most effectively in small classes where she could develop relationships with her professors. She wanted to be part of a community, where relationships mattered and lasted. But she didn’t want to miss out on the cultural and professional opportunities a big city has to offer.

That’s why she chose Capital when it came time to transfer from Columbus State Community College, and it’s why she has spent the better part of her time here building relationships among her fellow international students, the Cap Family and the broader Central Ohio community.

Chan, a double major in organizational communications and public relations, is one of only nine recipients of Capital’s Distinguished Senior Leadership Award this year. As president of Capital’s International Student Association, Chan served as an ambassador to and for other Capital students from around the world, creating opportunities on campus for student to share their cultures with each other, and with the campus community. But Chan also worked with to develop programming, like ski and snowboard excursions to Mad River Mountain, to help students explore American life outside of campus and around the city and other parts of Ohio.

Her other leadership activities at Capital included serving as fundraising chair for her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon, as a global ambassador for International Student Orientation. Chan is applying for admission to the Capital MBA program and hopes to continue her Capital education this fall.