DENVER, February 9, 2021 — University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) senior Sara Khammash was named Colorado Leadership Alliance’s (CLA) 2021 Student Leader of the Year at the CLA summit on Feb. 13. The annual award is given by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and the Boettcher Foundation.
“Sara’s commitment to service was strong in both quality and quantity,” said Tiffany Anderson, director of programs at the Boettcher Foundation. “It was clear that she valued helping others not for her own benefit or self-fulfillment, but out of a genuine desire to serve others in the UCCS and Colorado Springs communities.”
Sara is a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class (CLC) at UCCS. As the CLC’s service coordinator, she hosted their first CLC Alumni and Scholar Day of Service. She is also the president of the university’s first Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) club. Outside of school, Sara has, among other service projects, collected and distributed supplies to Jordanian refugees, volunteered as a tutor at Bear Creek Elementary School, and volunteered in the Emergency Department of Penrose St. Francis hospital.
As a biology major with emphasis on biomedical science, Sara will be graduating UCCS in the summer of 2021 with summa cum laude honors.
The Colorado Leadership Alliance works to bring together leadership programs, directors, and students from college campuses across Colorado, in order to define and address community needs. Find out more at denverleadership.org/colorado-leadership-alliance.