Princess Joseph ’25 Named Winner of the Nancy Schmulbach Maly ’61 International Student Leadership Award

May 28, 2024

Tim Schmitt

Princess Joseph '25, an independent studies major from St. Lucia, was presented the second Nancy Schmulbach Maly ’61 International Student Leadership Award on Friday, May 10. The award celebrates third-year international and U.S. global nomad students for their leadership and community engagement both on campus and in the broader 99ƷƵ community.

Princess Joseph 25', the Nancy Shmulbach '61 International Student Leadership Award winner
Princess Joseph ’25, the Nancy Schmulbach Maly ’61 International Student Leadership Award winner.

Joseph’s nominators shared that Princess’ academic and co-curricular ventures highlight how she “finds time to make campus and the town of 99ƷƵ a better place to be.” They lauded her work in designing an independent major (environmental studies in the Francophone world), her work as an Environmental Studies SEPC member, efforts to lead  projects as the sustainability coordinator for Facilities Management, and her ongoing work to amplify international voices in sustainability.

Her nominators describe her as an “excellent and engaged student, a classroom leader, and a positive presence for her peers who brings rigor and dedication to her work.” They describe her as being dedicated to unique opportunities outside the classroom and combining intellectual and cultural interests. “She shares her own culture, and helps others share theirs through multiple venues.” Joseph helped to establish Global House (a project house through Residence Life); She served as the events coordinator for the African & Caribbean Student Union; she prepared St. Lucian dishes for ISO’s Food Bazaar; and taught about her home through OISA’s Cultural Attaché program.

In addition to Joseph, six exceptional international students were nominated for the award: Diego Coelho Rodrigues ’25, Utsah Kalra ’25, Timur Kasimov ’25, Zeineb Mezghanni ’25, Livia Stein Freitas ’25, and Han Xie ’25.

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