Vice President for Student Affairs' Award for Service
Christopher Lemayian Kimojino
BS, Chemical Engineering
The Vice President for Student Affairs' Award for Service is given to an undergraduate Michigan Tech student who has performed volunteer services which have provided both benefits for the people served, as well as valuable learning experiences for the student.
Christopher has led presentations on Kenya to local elementary and middle school students, as well as various community organizations, taught Swahili to groups of students who were going to Kenya, worked with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship to get a dormitory built in Kajiado, Kenya, for students in elementary school who walk about 12 miles every day to get to school, delivered pumpkins at Halloween to local residents, visited with the elderly on Valentines Day, Bowled for Kids, and assisted Salvation Army with a clothing drive and regularly volunteered with food bagging and other miscellaneous work.
Christopher's other service activities include being a mentor to a first-year student with the Peer Mentor Network, participating in the GM Sullivan Fellowship program, and working with the AFG Enterprise project which included leading a group of students on a tour of local area homes that run on alternative energies.
Through the student organization American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Christopher took the lead in bringing National Engineers Week (NEW) to Michigan Tech, which assists in outreach to the younger students in the community and educating them on the advances in engineering.