Meet the Umoja Award Winners

Congratulations to these four amazing students, who are recipients of Umoja Awards for 2021-2022!

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Commitment Award

Armani Brumfield-Cruz says Umoja helped him grow and stay focused on his goal to transfer and study physical therapy at San José State.

Samee Rizvi

Excellence Award

Samee Rizvi was accepted to UCLA. He credits Umoja with providing a sense of direction and helping him prepare for transfer.

Miles Thames

Leadership Award

Miles Thames is a first-generation college student studying computer science at San José State University. He says Umoja helped him stay on track through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donesha Veal-Sweeney

SSRS Award

Donesha Veal-Sweeney received the Student Success and Retention Services (SSRS) Award. Umoja "is like your family," she said. "They always reach out to you to make sure you are OK."

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