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UMass Boston- 2008 JFK Award Winner Ready for the World Stage

When Muna Kangsen, the class of 2008's winner of the John F. Kennedy Award for Academic Excellence, walks into the university cafeteria the day before commencement, everybody seems to know his name.

"He's like a celebrity," says Assistant Professor of Political Science Heike Schotten, who has taught Kangsen and recommended him for the award. "I was talking with his wife, and she said that coming to campus with Muna was like going to Boston with the mayor. People say 'Muna, Muna!'" More...