College of Education doctoral student Nighet Ahmed, who last year completed a Boren Fellowship in Morocco, recently won the inaugural University Award for Inclusive Excellence and Diversity, offered by the Auburn University Office of Inclusion and Diversity.
In Morocco, Nighet learned the Arabic language and conducted her doctoral research entitled “Muslim Women of Influence: A Cross-Cultural Study of Aspirations of Muslim Women in Morocco and the United States.” She is earning her doctorate in Adult Education.
Auburn University has seen an exponential growth in the enrollment of its international student body, with approximately 1,000 international students representing over 100 countries.
“It has been an enriching experience for me to have a cohort of such diverse fellow students and the honor to serve as their representative on Auburn University’s International Student Committee,” Nighet said.
She also helped found the International Women for Peace and Understanding in Auburn following the events of 9/11.
“ Our goal is to bring people of all faiths and cultures together to work to promote understanding, trust, and peace in our community,” she said. “I have served two, two-year terms as president of the group, initiating and overseeing several community building and educational projects including international dinners and the community fairs.”
To learn more about this outstanding citizen and College of Education stalwart, please see the story we published on Nighet when she was named a Boren Fellow.