Union student honored for community service

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Almost from the moment she stepped on campus, Kiana Miller ’16 immersed herself in community projects.

From mentoring schoolchildren at Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region to volunteering at the Kenney Community Center to leading social justice retreats, Miller has devoted countless hours to projects that benefit others.

A double major in studio fine arts and Africana studies, the Bronx resident was recently honored with an Independent Sector Student Community Service Award.

The award, presented by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, honors outstanding Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) recipient students from private colleges for their leadership in community service throughout New York state.

Miller was one of 10 students recognized during the Commission’s annual meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Albany March 7. She was nominated by President Stephen C. Ainlay.

Each student received a $500 H.D. Paley Memorial Scholarship Fund, named in honor of CICU's third president.

“This year's student award recipients serve as exemplary examples of the role that independent higher education plays in strengthening the state and its communities," said Laura L. Anglin, cIcu president.