Biochemist Christian Abraham Arega Wins Hesburgh Award

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Abraham Arega

The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Notre Dame recently recognized the contributions of undergraduate Christian Abraham Arega with the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Award. This award “honors a graduating senior whose leadership has significantly advanced the climate of welcome and inclusion within or beyond the University community.”

Christian is a biochemistry major, with minors in anthropology and compassionate care in medicine, from Alexandria, Virginia. She has served as the vice president of the Notre Dame African Student Association and on the advisory board for the Fighting Irish Scholars Program. In addition, Christian was a peer mentor in the Building Bridges Mentoring Program and a focus group leader for the Inclusive Campus Student Survey. She also has served and encouraged her peers as a resident assistant in Howard Hall and a Campus Ministry small group leader.

Congratulations Christian!

Adapted from “Division of Student Affairs recognizes outstanding student leaders” by Kate Morgan