Frohan Foroutan

Frohan Foroutan Recipient of 2019 Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Community Achievement

Born in Iran and raised in Kuwait, Frohan Foroutan arrived in Ottawa in 2012 to begin her studies at Carleton University. The aspiring economist found herself in a new country, culture and language, all in hopes of gaining a true Canadian educational experience. She found exactly that through helping her peers.

During her seven years at Carleton, Foroutan volunteered roughly 10 hours a week mentoring and supporting marginalized and at-risk students including first-in-the-family students, international students, cancer patients, mature learners and students with disabilities.

“Coming from a third world country I was so impressed with Canada’s and Carleton’s efforts in promoting equality and accessibility,” said Foroutan. “I wanted to help. I believe that change starts at home, and with Carleton now being my home, I dedicated my time to helping my peers to become the best possible versions of their academic selves.”

It is this great passion and dedication that led Foroutan to being selected as this year’s recipient of the Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Community Achievement, which recognizes a graduating student’s exceptional voluntary involvement while studying at Carleton. The Outstanding Community Achievement Award includes a $2,000 bursary which will be officially presented at June Convocation.

Read Frohan’s story.

Friday, March 29, 2019 in , ,
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