University of Cincinnati C-Ring committee announces Stephanie Lux, 2014 C-Ring recipient!
April 2014: Stephanie Lux will receive her BS in Nursing from the College of Nursing and a BA in Spanish from McMicken College of Arts & Sciences this Spring. She has served as a co-President of the UC chapter of GlobeMed, named the 2013 University of Cincinnati Student Organization of the Year.
The UC chapter of GlobeMed has been partnered with Social Action for Women, an organization on the border of Thailand and Burma which provides safe houses for women refugees, a mobile medical team, and income generation projects for women. UC's GlobeMed purpose is to work with Social Action for Women to provide education to migrant Burmese refugees in Thailand on illness prevention and to educate the UC campus on global health issues.
Stephanie is committed to ensuring that her advocacy for the Burmese women and girls continues beyond her graduation from the University of Cincinnati to ensure that the needs of these women are met. Stephanie's nominator, UC Alumna Kaitlin Dauner shared the following when addressing Lux's commitment to advocacy for women and girls…
Stephanie deeply believes that the women she helps through GlobeMed and Social Action for Women in Thailand deserve the opportunity to speak for themselves. Her relentless dedication to starting this organization is a simple testament to her belief in empowering the women and children of Thailand. In addition, her trip through GlobeMed provides another specific example of her dedication to empowering the community. As a nursing student, Stephanie understands the magnitude her profession can influence globally and aspires to empower women in developing countries after graduation. Instead of serving with the "savior'' mentality, Stephanie hopes to spend her career changing mindsets around what is possible for women interested in nursing in developing countries. She has demonstrated passion, dedication and relentless effort towards improving the lives of other women by empowering them to make change for themselves. Her most valuable asset is seeing other women as the solution, not as the contribution to the situation they are sadly experiencing. I have no doubt that Stephanie will change the lives of many women in the future.
Congratulations Stephanie Lux, 2014 C-Ring Award Recipient!
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