Scurry honored by Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education

ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY School of Continuing Studies Dean Jamie E. Scurry recently received the Success Value Award from the Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies Dean Jamie E. Scurry was presented the Success Value Award from the Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education May 9.

This award recognizes a person who is committed to helping all students achieve their full potential and gain skills that are imperative to their holistic development as critical thinkers and doers.

“We at ARISE believe Jamie’s unapologetic, tireless commitment and passion for educational justice embodies this award,” said Chanda Womack, ARISE founding executive director, in a statement. “Jamie is action-oriented, strategic and intentional. Her leadership style is restorative and transformational.”

In her position, Scurry manages and oversees both the academic programs and business operations of the School of Continuing Studies, which is located on the college’s Providence-based satellite campus.

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Two additional awards were presented that day. They include the Access Award, which was presented to Khmer Rouge concentration camp survivor and Providence School Board member Makna Men, and the Equity Award, which was presented to Laotian native Phitsamay Uy, who spent two years in a refugee camp before going on to co-direct the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

ARISE prepares, promotes and empowers Rhode Island’s Southeast Asian students for educational and career success.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, gowdey-backus@pbn.com.

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