2022 – 2023 Jakubik Family Endowment Staff Award

Samirah Hassan ’10, M.A. ’14, Program Manager, Media and Communication Studies

Samirah Hassan plays an essential role in mentoring at-risk undergraduate students. She is a dedicated advisor who is committed to each student’s success. Hassan was instrumental in helping reorganize and streamline Media and Communication Studies advising processes, resulting in innovations such as group advising for freshmen and sophomores and a pre-advising sheet to help track students’ progress toward degree. Her commitment to students extends into her teaching. As an adjunct instructor, she uses her skills and patience to help transform uncertain, at-risk first-year students into confident and engaged community members. Hassan earned her B.S. in psychology and M.A. in instructional systems development from UMBC, and is working toward a Ph.D. in management at the University of Maryland Global Campus.