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Graduates of the Honors Program for Global Citizenship (HPGC)

We are pleased to announce that the first two students have completed the Honors Program for Global Citizenship in the fall semester, 2019. Congratulations on your graduation and program completion.

Name : GOURDIN Jean-Baptiste Thierry Joannes

Degree : Bachelor of Business Administration

Participation Period : From Fall Semester 2016 to Fall Semester 2019

Service Learning Award Rank : Summa cum laude in Service

Achievements : He singlehandedly coordinated the merchandizing process of original APU wears which are sold at the Co-op. Also, he organized a clean-up with HPGC students and AP House residents around the campus. Furthermore, he made significant contributions to GASS (Global Admissions Student Staff), which gives guided campus tours to prospective high school students.

Name : MATSUMOTO Sumire

Degree : Bachelor of Social Science

Participation Period : From Fall Semester 2016 to Fall Semester 2019

Service Learning Award Rank : Magna cum laude in Service

Achievements : She conducted an overseas training workshop and camp for Girl Scouts aimed to expand experiences and increase knowledge of diversity. Also, she worked as a Leader TA (Teaching Assistant) for a Multicultural Cooperative Workshop class.

We are pleased to announce that four students have completed the Honors Program for Global Citizenship in the spring semester, 2020. Congratulations on your graduation and program completion.

TSVETKOV Radoslav Tsvetanov

Name : TSVETKOV Radoslav Tsvetanov

Degree : Bachelor of Business Administration

Participation Period : From Fall Semester 2016 to Spring Semester 2020

Service Learning Award Rank : Summa cum laude in Service

Achievements : He brought significant impact as a core member of MINAGI Project by raising awareness and providing clean drinkable water to villagers in Guatemala. He was also devoted to developing the on-campus community with campus tours and exchange meetings as an APU Student Ambassador, and freshmen guidance as a member of FLAG. During his education, he was distinguished with the prestigious ANDO Momofuku Award, as well as the Academic Merit Scholarship for three times. In his final year, he represented the University at the CFA Institute Research Challenge’s local finals in Tokyo and at Beta Gamma Sigma’s Global Leadership Summit in Chicago, IL.

ZENA Fadilla

Name : ZENA Fadilla

Degree : Bachelor of Social Science

Participation Period : From Fall Semester 2016 to Spring Semester 2020

Service Learning Award Rank : Magna cum laude in Service

Achievements : She organized a Beppu shopping tour for new students. She became a voice actress for Indonesia Week 2017 and served as a theatre team leader the following year. Furthermore, she represented the APU Indonesia Student Organization 2019 and actively worked on benefitting the entire APU community. She was also passionate about returning the favor to the society through participating in various volunteer activities. As an example, she participated in an Indonesian NGO and became a bridge between the Japanese community in Jakarta and the NGO by conducting a flea market in Japanese.

MATSUMOTO Ayumi

Name : MATSUMOTO Ayumi

Degree : Bachelor of Social Science

Participation Period : From Fall Semester 2016 to Spring Semester 2020

Service Learning Award Rank : Cum laude in Service

Achievements : During her university life, she committed herself to accumulating knowledge and experience in Development Studies as her major. Apart from classroom lectures, she also deepened her practical learning by proactively participating in overseas volunteer activities and internships. In her sophomore year, she participated in a study abroad program in Norway to learn Gender Studies as well. As the culmination of her four-year education, her undergraduate thesis was recognized with the Outstanding Graduation Thesis Award.

NADIRA Annisa

Name : NADIRA Annisa

Degree : Bachelor of Social Science

Participation Period : From Spring Semester 2017 to Spring Semester 2020

Service Learning Award Rank : Magna cum laude in Service

Achievements : She developed a passion for writing and journalism, which led her to be a representative of Japan in the Future News Worldwide Conference held by the British Council and honed a wide range of journalism skills with the talented student journalists around the world. She also worked with the Admissions Office to focus on public relations for APU in Indonesia as a head of APUINA's Media and Press Division. She served as a Lead Stage Actress in the Indonesia Week 2017 and contributed as a Backstage Manager for Indonesia Week 2018.

We are pleased to announce that two students have completed the Honors Program for Global Citizenship in the fall semester, 2020. Congratulations on your graduation and program completion.

SOUTHEREN Aedan Malachy Gillespie

Name : SOUTHEREN Aedan Malachy Gillespie

Degree : Bachelor of Business Administration

Participation Period : From Spring Semester 2017 to Fall Semester 2020

Service Learning Award Rank: Cum laude in Service

Achievements : He focused on volunteer activities and contributed to the university and wider community as Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Chapter President and as a member of APU Student Ambassadors. He also played an active role in community development and local government initiatives, serving in such roles as a leader of the youth representative team to tackle prefectural youth voter turnout, MC and interpreter for the Oita-Fiji Friendship Dinner and Oita Investment Contest. Academically, he has won numerous business case competitions, as well as represented the university at the 2020 Bloomberg Investment Contest and the BGS Global Leadership Summit in Chicago, IL.

KANEGAE Tomomi

Name : KANEGAE Tomomi

Degree : Bachelor of Social Science

Participation Period : From Spring Semester 2017 to Fall Semester 2020

Service Learning Award Rank: Cum laude in Service

Achievements : She contributed to the university and the local community by passionately participating in activities related to education, in which she developed interest and passion based on her own experiences. During her year-long exchange program in Norway, she learned about Inclusive Education, and after returning to Japan, she conducted a large-scale educational event called “Educolle” at APU through internship. She also established an educational student organization called “JYORO” and conducted multiple events for elementary to high school students, and actively engaged in peer leadership activities through FLAG and TA.

*Criteria for Service Learning Award

Students are required to earn the designated number of badges in approved activities in order to complete the program by participating in a university-led or off campus volunteer program and taking initiatives and conducting events or projects on their own. Additionally, students who gained a certain number of badges will be ranked based on the number of approved activities. Three rankings recognize the efforts that students make in becoming a role model and will be presented to the students at program completion.

Rank Descriptors
Cum Laude in Service Fulfilled the minimum requirements to complete the program.
Magna Cum Laude in Service Role-model students that other students look up to, eagerly engaged and active in multiple fields and disciplines.
Summa Cum Laude in Service True global citizens whose worldwide vision and actions have a significant impact on other students, faculty, staff, and other citizens.

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