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Honors College presents inaugural Humanitarian Award to OU alumna

Annie Fuelle recognized for ‘sustained humanitarian involvement’

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Honors College presents inaugural Humanitarian Award to OU alumna
Annie Fuelle
OU alumna Annie Fuelle is the first recipient of the Honors College Humanitarian Award. (Photo courtesy Annie Fuelle)

Annie Fuelle, an alumna of Oakland University’s Honors College, has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Honors College Humanitarian Award, which was established to recognize students who have demonstrated “sustained humanitarian involvement” during their time at OU.

“Annie completed thousands of hours of humanitarian involvement, including supporting the homeless, the sight-impaired, the economically disadvantaged, and those suffering from health disparities,” Dr. Graeme Harper, dean of OU’s Honors College. “She is a remarkable young woman and an exemplar of the wonderful, involved students we have here at OU.”

Fuelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with a specialization in Medical Laboratory Science from the School of Health Sciences.

In addition to participating in the Golden Key Honors Society and OU’s Ballroom and Latin Dance Club, Fuelle is an active member of Alpha Lambda Delta and the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. She also served as president of the Oak View House Council and helped launch the Future Leader Dogs Club at OU, which allows students to raise puppies that will become guide dogs through the Leader Dogs for the Blind training program.

“Annie is an exemplary winner of this first Honors College Humanitarian Award, and her example will lead the way for those Honors College students who follow in her footsteps,” Harper said.

According to Dr. Harper, Honors College students at OU complete upwards of 25,000 hours of community service every year.

“We want to celebrate the contributions made by students to the benefit of others and their communities,” Harper said. “Beginning in Winter 2020, each graduating class — Fall and Winter — will have one student who is celebrated for sustained humanitarian involvement during their entire time at Oakland.”

As the inaugural winner of the Honors College Humanitarian Award, Fuelle will receive an engraved glass sculpture.

“Her example to others is truly inspiring,” Harper said.

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