Jahan Powell: Metropolitan State University’s Presidents’ Student Leadership Award Recipient

Jahan Powell well deserves to be recognized for his role as the student coordinator for Metro State Votes 2010.  This initiative included a comprehensive set of activities and programs that informed, engaged, and involved students and the community in civic action.  Program events and activities included: a mock polling place with Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, roundtable conversations with state executive office candidates including State Auditor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General and in collaboration with the League of Women Voters, a gubernatorial debate.


Under Jahan’s leadership, an ongoing voter registration initiative actively and successfully registered students, staff, faculty, and community members in classes and at events. All eligible voters signed a pledge to vote on a large banner displayed in the skyway which was documented in the Pioneer Press and picked up across the country.  Mr. Powell worked effortlessly making sure that Metropolitan State’s commitment to civic engagement strengthened our ties to the communities we live in by encouraging our right to vote!


Civic Engagement is a cornerstone of Metropolitan State University, and Metro State Votes 2010 increased awareness about local and regional issues providing opportunities for students and community members to become involved in civic activities.

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