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BC Senior Honored by Magic Johnson Foundation


Chestnut Hill, Mass. (August 2011) - Angela Donkor, a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2012, has received the 'Spirit of Taylor Michaels' Award at the 2011 Leadership Conference held by the Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF).

Angela Donkor and Magic Johnson
Angela Donkor and Magic Johnson

As a recipient of the MJF Taylor Michaels Scholarship, named for the chief operating officer for Magic Johnson Enterprises who passed away in 1998, "Ms. Donkor sets a tremendous standard for both younger and older Scholars," according to Kadar Lewis, manager of the scholarship program. "She leads by example, and tirelessly contributes to the betterment of those around her."

Donkor also was one of the inaugural winners of MJF's Rishwain Scholarship, endowed by benefactor Brian Rishwain to annually acknowledge two students who display exceptional commitment to academic and extracurricular activities.

Donkor - who grew up on three different continents, and didn’t live with her parents until she was eight years old - has conducted research in Kuwait and worked with children suffering from HIV/AIDS in Rwanda and Uganda. She also has served as a tutor at BC's Connors Family Learning Center, worked for BC's 48 Hours retreat program and volunteered at the Suffolk County House of Correction through the University’s PULSE program.

She is a recipient of a Gates Millennium Scholarship, as well as BC's 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship, presented annually to a junior who reflects King's philosophy in his or her life and work. Donkor will return to campus this September following a semester studying at Peking University in Beijing.

Read more about her life and accomplishments here

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