Afua Osei ’08 Receives Fulbright Award

Afua Osei '08Afua Osei ’08 has been awarded a Fulbright Award to study and teach in Malaysia. “My independent research in Terengganu, Malaysia, will examine methods that Terengganu officials have used to balance the tension between the needs for economic and technological progress with the preservation of their historic culture,” Osei says. “When I return, I plan to work with community organizations to develop strategies that promote sustainable revitalization without destroying the culture of an area.”

A double major—she majored in political science and was the first student at Allegheny to design her own major in Black Studies—Osei served as the president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Culture, a student fellow for the Center for Political Participation, and Chairperson of the Community HIV/AIDS Awareness Committee. She was honored with a 2007-2008 Cornerstone Award at Allegheny and was a public policy and international affairs fellow at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

This article appeared in the summer 2008 issue of Allegheny magazine.