Jimmy Nguyen and Engineers without Borders were named Student Congress’s student and student organization for the month of February.
Nguyen is a senior theater major who was featured in The Doane Owl last week for winning the Irene Ryan Scholarship at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
“To celebrate a student-artist like Jimmy is a great example of all the time, energy and talent all of our performing arts students put forth in their academic and extracurricular activities here at Doane,” associate theater professor Joel Egger said. “His [Nguyen] impact is strong within our department, showing leadership and talent on and off stage.”
Engineers without Borders were chosen as student organization of the month for the projects it has been working on including one with the Omaha Children’s Museum to build and fix some of their exhibits.
“This is a community service project for them, but they are using their skills to practice and get hands-on experience,” Student Congress president Mady Vogel said.
Both Nguyen and Engineers without Borders have photos up in Nyrop Hall in Perry Campus Center.
“My work in theatre and my success with winning the Irene Ryan Regional Scholarship was really a testament to hard-work and surrounding myself with friends and mentors who support me; and in turn, this cultivated the person I am today and I owe my win to the things and people mentioned above,” Nguyen said. “Small communities can surprisingly do big things. And Doane is no different.”