ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I have always enjoyed doing something bigger than myself. When we found out through our Bonner group at school about the Sustainable Development Goals I was left with the feeling of needing to do more to help our world and communities. So, when I was approached with the idea to join a team in which I would be given the opportunity to do exactly that I jumped at it! It has been so exciting to go through this process, and to have the U.N. behind me every step of the way.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
WU Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors strives to give students of all backgrounds a voice. It will feature one to two representatives from every student organization on campus which has a stake in campus diversity and inclusion. This group will form partnerships with pre-existing Washburn organizations while remaining its own student led entity. This group of students as a committee will facilitate their own discussions on how to improve Washburn University's diversity, inclusion, and accountability. They will strive to answer questions such as; "What does Washburn need to make their students feel safe, heard, and included?" and "What does it mean to be truly diverse and inclusive?". The Fall 2019 creating a mission statement, forming the committee of Ambassadors and establishing a presence on campus. This project is expected to improve the voice of students at Washburn University as well as diversity, inclusion and accountability on campus.
About the Millennium Fellow
Anna-Marie Lauppe is going into her senior year at Washburn University in Topeka KS as a Psychology major. During her time at Washburn she has been active in the LinC Bonner Scholar program, Student Media, Topeka Habitat for Humanity, and Boys and Girls Club of Topeka. Anna-Marie is from a small town in South Western Kansas who relocated to North Eastern Kansas for college.
Anna-Marie's future plans include graduating in the Spring of 2020. Following that, Washburn has a great Clinical Psychology program which Anna-Marie plans to attend in the Fall of 2020 in the hopes of getting her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.