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Nicole Jun-Yi Tan ’17 Receives DIS Academic Excellence Award

Colorado College sociology major Nicole Jun-Yi Tan '17 received an academic excellence award for her work during the spring semester with DIS, a study abroad program in Denmark and Sweden.

Each semester DIS recognizes one outstanding student in each program selected by faculty and program staff, with Tan receiving the spring 2016 Sociology Academic Excellence Award in the Copenhagen program. The awards are given to students who distinguish themselves through diligence, commitment, and academic performance.

Tan, originally from Penang, Malaysia, spent the fall 2015 semester on Augsburg College's Social Change in Central America: Exploring Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement program. Later, while in Copenhagen with DIS, she completed coursework that examined the sociology of migration, international refugee law, and human trafficking in a global context. While in Copenhagen she also applied for, and received, a Keller Venture Grant to conduct research in Nicaragua this summer on migratory flows in Latin America with the Jesuit Service for Migrants (Servicio Jesuita por Migrantes).

When Tan returns to Colorado College later this summer, she will begin a project with the El Paso County and District courts in which she will set up a database that helps measure and track racial discrimination in sentencing. Tan will be working with the 4th Judicial District chief judge and CC Professor of Sociology Gail Murphy-Geiss.

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