ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MELVIN ABDIEL MENDOZA FLORES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of the Ozarks | Arkansas, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

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" I am a faithful believer that we are in this world to leave our seed of change. My experience tells me that with dedication and patience, we can achieve what we want. Any attempt to achieve change is important, what we cannot do is stay stagnant. We have to go out and start progress to a better society ourselves. The Millennium Fellowship is one of those great opportunities that we should take advantage of. I have no doubt that all the knowledge and experience that I will obtain will be redirected to the community that I am part of. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Student Initiative Against Misinformation (SIAM)

SIAM focused on combating misinformation around campus. By creating informative posters addressing misinformation and placing them in strategic places around campus, we wanted to make sure that everyone who saw the poster was aware of the increasing need to get correct information from fact-checked and trusted sources. Also, we focused on social media as a way of reaching more audience. We shared our page with people from our countries, which was useful because many people interacted with our posts.

About the Millennium Fellow

Melvin Mendoza is an outstanding Panamanian who is currently studying a major in Communications Studies and Business Administration at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. He is passionate about the art of communication and the importance of it in breaking down barriers between nations. Melvin finds motivation in his family and the desire to help his community and his nation. This Panamanian grew up in a home where the English language was as important as his mother tongue, Spanish. All these skills have allowed him to obtain a scholarship for his studies in the United States. Melvin has been part of organizations dedicated to the conservation of nature, occupying the position of president on several occasions. He worked hand in hand with local governments to create public policies that help communities live in accordance with a clean and healthy environment.