Elise Muhawi honored with the 2008 James R. Meindl Student Leadership Award

Elise Muhawi, grew up in the Los Angeles area and moved to San Marcos in 2003 to attend school at Cal State University San Marcos. She has been studying here for the past five years and will graduateElise Muhawi this semester with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Service Sector Management as well as a minor in Psychology. During her time here, Elise has been very active in the college community serving as Treasurer for the Pre-Law society as well as VP of Membership and VP of Administration for one of the college’s business fraternities, Alpha Kappa Psi.
 
She has also worked closely with some of her professors to help plan events that served to further the involvement of students in the college community. Her vision was to “promote opportunities for my fellow students to get involved in the campus community and increase their awareness of how getting involved can be extremely beneficial for their college careers and their future.”  In 2007, Elise was also selected to the prestigious CLIMB Executive Mentoring Program where she acquitted herself very well and learned how to network effectively.
 
She has also been working as an intern in the Communications Department at the Port of San Diego where she has been involved in a variety of tasks including writing press releases on behalf of the Port.  She is now working closely with the owner of three San Diego based companies on a range of marketing tasks for him and his companies, which serve the wireless communications, banking, and oil industries.