APA Studies minor student receives prestigious fellowship and other honors

June 7, 2021 - Naoko Wake

We are happy to recognize our Program Assistant Ms. Chloe Majzel, who received a prestigious fellowship and many other important honors this year. Chloe is a senior studying international relations and economics with minors in Chinese and APA Studies. Chloe serves as a Civic Fellow for the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) this summer where she interns at the US Department of the Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service in the Fiscal Accounting Operations area. The ILF Civic Fellowship is a prestigious program that fosters the next generation of AAPI leaders in public services. Since 2000, ILF has worked with over 10,000 student leaders through scholarships and leadership programs. Another APA Studies student, Justin Fernando, is also a Civic Fellow.

In addition, Chloe is a recipient of the 2021 APA Student Leadership Scholarship through the Division of Student Affairs. She is the first repeat recipient as she was also a recipient of the scholarship in 2020. Chloe is also a recipient of the S.C. Lee undergraduate scholarship, which recognizes outstanding students pursuing programs that include Asian Studies. The Burton L. and Rosalie P. Gerber Scholarship, for which Chloe also is selected this year, is for James Madison College students majoring in international relations pursuing a career in a United States foreign affairs agency, foreign affairs field, military service, international law, or trade.  

The list of honors continues! Chloe received an honorary mention for the College of Social Science Dean’s Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards, which recognizes students, faculty, and staff who are committed to fostering an environment in which diversity is understood, valued, respected, appreciated, and practiced. The Council of Racial and Ethnic Students and the Council of Progressive Students (CORES & COPS) honored Chloe, along with Sharron Reed-Davis and Alondra Alverez, with the Danté Booker Change Maker Award for their work with CORES & COPS. Last but not the least, the Black Students’ Alliance honored Chloe as an Outstanding Ally at their annual ​Black Leadership Advancing the Community (B.L.A.C.) Empowerment Awards. 

Many congratulations Chloe! We are proud to have you as our program coordinator and are looking forward to supporting your success in the coming year!

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