National Association of Professional Women Inducts Karunya Nathan, Student at Colby College, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Karunya Nathan selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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It gives me great pleasure to present Karunya with this important honor. She’s an exceptional young woman who shows so much promise.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Karunya Nathan as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in academics. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“It gives me great pleasure to present Karunya with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “She’s an exceptional young woman who shows so much promise.”

Karunya Nathan has not yet graduated from college but has already accomplished much. A Junior at Colby College in Waterville, ME, she is majoring in Biochemistry and Studio Art and is a Bunche Scholar, a designation allocated to the school’s minority students “who demonstrate scholastic strength and leadership potential.”

In addition to her studies, Ms. Nathan is passionate about supporting a number of student-run organizations. “In service to the community, my attention is focused on social activism pursuits that join philanthropy and creative artistic expression,” she said. She is a member of the Pugh Community Board, which promotes multiculturalism and understanding at Colby College, and an Executive Board Member of Woman of Color Alliance, which spreads awareness about issues faced by women of color. She is also an active member of the Learning Differences Task Force and Colby College Feminist Alliance.

A talented artist, Ms. Nathan excels at drawing and painting. She is looking for opportunities to challenge and grow her creative, visual and problem-solving skills. “My professional goals are to continue to explore my creative strengths and gifts with the ultimate intention of aligning with a fulfilling creative focus,” she said.

About NAPW
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

Awards & Accomplishments: Colby College, Bachelor’s, Double Major Candidate in Biochemistry & Studio Art with a Painting Concentration, 3.42

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