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Student Receives Miami Commitment Newcomer Award

Sarah “Sea” Amundsen was recently honored with the Miami Commitment program’s Newcomer Award. The Newcomer Award is given to a sophomore who showed outstanding dedication to the program as a freshman.

The Miami Commitment program is the University’s most selective student-employment program. The learning program is available by invitation to incoming freshmen students receiving a University of Miami merit/academic scholarship. Students apply for the program, and only those who demonstrate a high level of leadership abilities and commitment to their jobs are accepted.

Amundsen is majoring in software engineering while minoring in interactive media and economics. She also works 15 hours a week as an office assistant at the Dean’s Office in the College of Engineering. Amundsen also has worked as a programming teaching assistant and is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the webmaster and historian for Engineers Without Borders. She is the chair of the Engineering Student Ambassadors and a member of Tau Beta Pi. In addition to those responsibilities, Amundsen manages an 18-credit-hour course load while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

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