Congratulations to the College of Humanities’ Outstanding Senior for Fall 2017, Rachel Dieman!
Dieman graduates with a double major in Russian and Slavic Studies and Political Science.
“As students of the humanities, we have the opportunity to bridge the cultural gap and help pull the world together, even at times when it feels as if it is falling apart. And as we study the humanities, we may also learn a thing or two about ourselves along the way,” said Dieman in her speech to fellow graduates at the college’s Winter 2017 Pre-Commencement Ceremony.
In her time as a Wildcat, Dieman has received numerous awards and scholarships, including the 2016 Global Award from the School for International Languages, Literatures and Cultures, which funded her study abroad program in Moscow. She was also a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Arizona Model United Nations, and worked as a peer mentor with the Pathways to Academic Student Success program.
“Rachel’s outstanding academic record, her dedication to serving others, and her potential to promote the humanities at the national and international level make her and ideal candidate for this award,” wrote Dieman’s faculty nominator, Colleen Lucey, an assistant professor of Russian and Slavic Studies. “Her positive outlook, integrity, and dedication to serving others make her an ideal representative of the University of Arizona and our college.”
Dieman interned with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2017 and after graduation will begin a job as a program analyst with a U.S. government agency.