Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
Orlando University presented a special award to three of its alumni to recognize their positive efforts towards society. Mohammad Junaid based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Jamie Stevens based in London, Britain and Alicia Browns based in New York, USA were given a silver plaque and a donation of $25,000 each for their respective charities.
In Abu Dhabi, Mohammad Junaid helps widowed women learn new skills so that they can earn for their households. These skills include making traditional Arab handicrafts, household linens and embroidered clothes. Jamie Stevens has established a charitable school in Dhaka, Bangladesh where children between the ages of 6 to 16 are provided free education. Alicia Browns helps the elderly who are homeless by providing food and shelter in Mumbai and New Delhi, India.
“Orlando University is proud to have such socially-sensitive people as part of its alumni. It is very important to spread the power of knowledge and help build the lives of the less privileged in our society. This recognition is to acknowledge the positive impact that these people have made in people’s lives and the world we live in”, said Mary Jacobs, Head of Student Affairs at the University.
All of the three alumni have completed their Master’s Degree from the University and remain committed to fulfilling their social obligations. Because their degree program was affordable and self paced, they were able to take time out and contribute towards society. The University is the foremost choice for working adults and jobseekers worldwide and provides numerous benefits to students and alumni which include scholarships in all of its recognized schools, student and alumni services, career development services and more. With its global outreach, students from all around the world can take advantage of quality education.
About Orlando University
Orlando University provides globally recognized online degree and non-degree programs to working adults and job seekers across the globe. The University offers affordable, flexible and self paced programs that students can pursue along with their personal and professional commitments. The University has many renowned schools providing quality education. Additionally, scholarships, credit transfer, student and alumni services and state-of-the- art learning management system make Orlando the preferred choice of students and working adults around the globe.