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Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald - Schools

Student Wins Global Citizens Scholarship

Farmingdale State College sophomore Lisa Millstein, a Professional Communications major and Plainview resident, was recently awarded a Muhammad Ali Global Citizens Scholarship of $10,000. She was recognized for her commitment to the “Six Core Principles” of humanitarianism espoused by the former boxer.

Millstein received the award as part of a star-studded gala ceremony held recently in Louisville, Kentucky. The event marked the inauguration of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, which were created by the former Heavyweight Boxing champion and his wife, Lonnie, to honor humanitarian achievements by people around the globe.  

Millstein was one of 15 students who received Global Citizen scholarships. This year’s awards — the first ever — also recognized former President Jimmy Carter for Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement; singer Christina Aguilera as Humanitarian of the Year; singer Michael Bolton as a Humanitarian for Gender Equity; and six other young people who have exemplified Ali’s Six Core Principles in their non-profit work, in the U.S. and internationally.  

Millstein was also recently lauded for her creation of a combination resume-and-web-graphics presentation she calls a “Prezumé.” Millstein’s idea uses a web-based application, called Prezi, to display her resume information in a way that allows viewers to zoom in, out or around the material presented.  

“It has more features and options than a standard Power Point, so people connect better with the material,” she said. “It lets the material sparkle.”  

Millstein said she learned about the innovative software during coursework for her Farmingdale class in Computer Concepts with Professor Denise Bonomi.

Millstein plans to use some of the scholarship funds for travel to London during Farmingdale’s winter intersession.  

“I hope to learn about media culture in the United Kingdom,” she said. “And expand my knowledge regarding international media, which is very exciting.”