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Eugénie de Rosier receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Humanitarian Award

Eugénie de Rosier, St. Paul, received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian Award last week.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [5/2/2011]

Eugénie de Rosier, St. Paul, received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian Award from Minnesota State University, Mankato last week.

De Rosier, a principal and writer for de Rosier Writes, is one of nine 2011 alumni award winners. She was honored at an April 29 ceremony hosted by the Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association.

Humanitarian Awards go to Minnesota State Mankato graduates whose lives exemplify service to humankind, and who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to humanitarian causes.

De Rosier graduated in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Throughout her adult life she has been an active social justice proponent. For three years she was a guardian ad litem, a court-appointed advocate for children. She served on a task force advocating for veteran’s medical benefits in Chicago. And she has been an action letter-writer for Amnesty International.

In 2006 she fulfilled a lifelong dream, joining the Peace Corps. She served in the Philippines until 2008, providing training in entrepreneurship and business development, and planning a sustainable water system for a mountain village northwest of Manila.

“I wanted to know the challenge of being dropped into a foreign culture and learning my way,” she said of the experience.

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Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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