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I don’t want to change anything about our school, I want to improve together

Updated: Dec 8, 2018

Anamika Nasrina Hossain Ferdousi, 2018-2019 LUSA President

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Bangladesh, came to Lincoln University to pursue my MBA in Human Resources Management. Since the beginning of my college days, I believed in enhancing my leadership skills. That is why I served as school captain for three years at Eden College, Bangladesh where my role was to bridge communication between fellow students and the faculty. My interests span from curriculum to culture, so I decided to do my undergraduate thesis on Transgender communities. That experience helped me open up and develop a more enlightened perspective.

While I’ve been able to achieve the Dean’s List every semester at Lincoln, I believe in taking extra initiative to enhance my learning outside the classroom. That is why I felt lucky when I got an opportunity to work with our university library as a library assistant. Being LUSA president is another opportunity for me to learn what it takes to be a good leader.

I believe that our student association has the ability to make an impact on the quality of student life. Since joining the Lincoln family, I have made so many great connections with people. I didn’t think of running for office until some of my peers asked, “Why don’t you run for LUSA president?” At first I didn’t take them seriously, but I believe my past leadership experience gave me the confidence to go for it. I felt a lot of support in the process.

This election was not easy at all. It was a lot of work, and all the candidates were equally qualified. I think the connections I’ve developed with people is the reason I won. I am grateful for the 78 votes of confidence, and will work hard for all Lincoln students.

I learned during this election to aim big and don’t be scared or shy to achieve ambitious goals. Everything is possible if you believe in yourself. I believe we should not live our life by someone else's benchmark. When I started on my first day at this university I never thought that I would one day be Lincoln University Student Association president.

I want to say to everyone a big Thank You from the bottom of my heart for electing me as your LUSA president. I don't want to change anything about our school, I want to improve our school together. I want to work together with students, faculty and staff. I ask that you to share your suggestions and concerns with me and our diverse team. We will strive to meet your needs.

2018-2019 LUSA TEAM