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Bachelor of Architecture graduate honored for service to community

Each year, Dunwoody College of Technology is proud to honor a student who has worked to impact their community in positive ways, both in and out of the classroom.   

The College presented its 2023 Community Service Award along with the Diversity and Inclusion Award at the Annual Awards Dinner in April. In addition, the Alumni Association Board presented the 2023 Student Leadership Award

Dunwoody Community Service Award 

Bachelor of Architecture graduate Faiza Duale was presented with the Community Service Award for her leadership roles with both the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. She was also the recipient of the Minnesota Architectural Foundation (MAF) Clarence Wigington Architectural scholarship.

“I’m honored to receive the Community Service Award,” Duale said. “I enjoy volunteering, which helped me develop skills and discover new passions while networking with professionals in the architecture field. I hope that this award will inspire and motivate other students to support and volunteer to serve different community organizations.”

This award is presented to the student who has made the greatest contribution of voluntary service to the Dunwoody community and the community at large. This award is based upon the student’s record of service during their time at Dunwoody. Nominees must demonstrate a commitment to service as evidenced by documented activities that benefit the greater good. 

School of Design Director Korrin Howard said Duale was instrumental in fostering community on campus for students of color and women, and her work will have a lasting impact. “I look forward to what she is going to do next,” she said.