Political Science Major Recognized as One of ‘29 Who Shine’

 Political Science Major Recognized as One of ‘29 Who Shine’
When Fiona Bruce-Baiden ’21, still wearing her graduation gown, walked into a restaurant to celebrate with her family shortly after Commencement, other customers joined in the applause and cheers.

Little did they know how much she had accomplished beyond earning a degree.

For her selfless and thoughtful leadership in student organizations and her advocacy for students of color, Bruce-Baiden was recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as one of “29 Who Shine,” an award given annually to one student from each of the state’s 29 public colleges and universities. Bruce-Baiden was nominated by Amy Liss, senior associate director of Multicultural Affairs, and backed by university leaders.

“I was really surprised and honored to get the award,” Bruce-Baiden says. “It’s good to know that people see that potential in you and believe in…

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