Each year, over 35 individuals and groups are recognized for their efforts in creating community at MSU Denver through the Student Involvement & Leadership Awards. The New Student Organization of the Year Award is presented to an organization in its first year of existence. The organization should bring something unique to campus life, demonstrate healthy risk-taking opportunities, and make a positive impact on the campus community.
Celeste Pegues’s organization, Sister to Sister (which is also her Puksta Project) won the New Student Organization of the Year award at the annual Student Involvement and Leadership Awards ceremony on April 13th of this year.
“Sister to Sister is a student organization that strives to assist minority women as MSU Denver with scholarship, college retention, mind and body wellness and community service. We tailor our workshops and services to the intersectionality that women of color face every day in their community and personal life. We provide a safe place for self-actualization, self-care and self-empowerment for minority women on their journey through their college experience.”