State College sophomore Lisa Millstein, a Professional Communications
major, was recently awarded a Muhammad Ali Global Citizens Scholarship
The Plainview resident was recognized for her commitment to the “Six Core Principles” of humanitarianism espoused by the famed former boxer, college officials announced.
Millstein was given the award as part of a star-studded ceremony held recently in Louisville, Kentucky. The event marked the inauguration of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, which were created by the former Heavyweight Boxing champion and his wife, Lonnie, to honor humanitarian achievements by people around the globe.
Millstein was one of 15 students who received Global Citizen scholarships. This year’s awards – the first ever – also recognized former President Jimmy Carter for Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement; singer Christina Aguilera as Humanitarian of the Year; singer Michael Bolton as a Humanitarian for Gender Equity; and six other young people who have exemplified Ali’s six core principles in their non-profit work, in the U.S. and internationally.
Millstein was also featured, recently, in an article in Newsday,
for her creation of a combination resume-and-web-graphics presentation
which she calls a “Prezumé.” Millstein’s idea uses a web-based
application, called Prezi, to display her resume information in a way
that allows viewers to zoom in, out, or around the material presented.
“It has more features and options than a standard Power Point, so people
connect better with the material," Millstein said. "It lets the material sparkle.”
Millstein learned the innovative software concept during coursework for her Farmingdale class in Computer Concepts with Professor Denise Bonomi.A resident of Plainview, Millstein plans to use some of the scholarship funds for travel to London during Farmingdale’s winter intersession. “I hope to learn about media culture in the United Kingdom,” she says, “and expand my knowledge regarding international media, which is very exciting.”