Service and leadership
Purdue University on Saturday (Nov. 14) announced Sasha Kipnis,a senior majoring in computer science, won the merit-based scholarship Homecoming Pillars of Excellency in the Service and Leadership pillar.
Sasha (Alexandra) Kipnis, from Cupertino, California, is a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society, Computer Science Women's Network (CSWN) and Mentors for Aspiring Girls in Computing (MAGIC). She is in the machine intelligence track of computer science and she has a minor in statistics and entrepreneurship.
The Purdue Student Union Board created the honor to recognize students who exemplify education and scholarship, service and leadership, and research and innovation. It is open to juniors and seniors, and each awardee received a $1,000 scholarship.
Sponsors for the Homecoming Pillars of Excellency are the Purdue Student Union Board and Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life.