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An LIU Pharmacy doctoral student has been honored for her dedicated service to the community, as Dilruba Eva Sultana was named one of 10 recipients of the Independent Sector Student Community Service Award and H.D. Paley Scholarship, presented annually by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, the leading advocate for New York’s private institutions of higher education. Sultana received the award on March 7 in Albany, as part of the cIcu Annual Meeting Reception.

Sultana has been actively engaged in community service efforts throughout her LIU career, serving as an executive member of several charity-focused organizations on campus, including Alms Alliance of HEOP and the Initiation of Giving Internationally through Volunteer Experiences (iGIVE). The scope of her service includes raising funds and collecting supplies for a wide variety of charitable organizations and events, including the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation, the March of Dimes, and the NYC Homeless Coalition.

Originally from Bangladesh, Sultana has excelled in the classroom, earning a place in the Alpha Chi National Honor Society and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society while working toward her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. A native of Brooklyn for more than 18 years, Sultana has put her education into action throughout her LIU career, traveling to foreign countries to provide medical services in underdeveloped countries. After earning her doctoral degree, Sultana plans to continue her service through the creation of a nonprofit foundation that provides free health care for patients with chronic illnesses in developing countries.

The Commission on Independent College and Universities in New York represents the public policy interests of more than 100 independent college and universities in New York State. Its mission is to develop consensus among its membership and to advance higher education public policy.

Posted 03/14/2016

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