Wells College Young Alumni Award 2016

September 22, 2016
This year's recipients—Adrianna Anderson ’10, Molly Moen ’99 and Sabirah Rozana Majumdar ’09—exemplify the spirit of the Wells community as they support and advocate for at-risk communities.
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This year's award will be given in recognition and memory of Carolyn Bunn Wood '52. An exemplary volunteer, Carolyn served her class in nearly every role, was involved in every capital campaign since her graduation, and co-chaired the $50 million Campaign for Wells College (1995-2000). Carolyn joined the Board of Trustees in 1967 and was named an Honorary Trustee a decade later. In 1999, she received the Alumnae Award for "service to Wells," and remained a dedicated, active volunteer and Trustee until her death in 2011. Her widower, Henry F. "Hank" Wood Jr., currently serves as an Honorary Trustee.

Selected for their extraordinary leadership, philanthropic service and professional acumen, the Young Alumni Award recipients each exemplify the spirit of the Wells community and demonstrate the power of a liberal arts education. The awards will be presented on Friday, October 14, during Fall Weekend.

The 2016 recipients of the Young Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement are:

Adrianna Anderson ’10

Adrianna found herself on a path to service the day after graduating from Wells. Currently serving as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Legal Assistance of Western New York, where her journey began, she is focusing her efforts on consumer protection for low-income individuals and families who have been victims of fraudulent scams and predatory debt collections. Adrianna enjoys her life as an advocate and frequently partners with other Wells graduates on cases and projects.

Sabirah Rozana Majumdar ’09

Rozana has dedicated her career to advancing the rights of the marginalized, especially international women and girls. Currently, she is overlooking the gender and social inclusion programming at Christian Aid Bangladesh, a UK-based development organization. A Bengali-American, born in Washington and brought up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Rozana is a global citizen. She loves traveling the world to explore new cultures, visit old friends, and make new ones.

Molly Moen ’99

As Vice President of Development & Communications of Chrysalis, Molly is responsible for leading the non-profit’s overall fundraising and communications efforts. The organization’s mission is to create a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. She was a collaborator in the 2014 launch of 1-in-4: A Social Change Movement to End Homelessness Among Women and serves as Co-Chair of the Southern California region's Advocacy Committee, and she is a member of the Board of Directors of Piece by Piece. Molly lives in Los Angeles with her husband Derek and their son Wyatt.

Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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