We are very proud to announce that our student Çlirim Sheremeti has received the Bruce R. James '64 Distinguished Public Service Award 2020! This award showcases students, hidden heroes in the Rochester Institute of Technology community who perform high levels of public service in their respective countries. Since the establishment of the endowment in 2005, this is the first time a student from RIT Kosovo to receive the Distinguished Public Service Award. Clirim (20), apart from being an exceptional student, is also the director of 4-H Kosova, a non-governmental organization that prepares youngsters from all communities in Kosovo for a working life and ensures they have the skills to be citizens of change.
Upon the receipt of the Award in April 2020 in RIT Global Campus in New York, Clirim will have the opportunity of designating $1,000 of income from the endowment to a non-profit. Thanks to professor Shqipe Vela for the nomination, and to the Award Committee for recognizing his work in volunteering, youth empowerment, leadership, and informal education in Kosovo and beyond.