Sarah Nyamari has a knack for receiving stellar student honors.
In 2009, she was selected outstanding student at Hennepin Technical College (HTC), where she was also chosen the school’s student commencement speaker. And now the Brooklyn Park woman has been selected as an outstanding student at Metropolitan State University.
Nyamari received her bachelor of science in nursing Apr. 26 at Metropolitan State’s
90th commencement ceremony. She was chosen spring semester Outstanding Student in the university’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
“I am humbled, (to receive the award)” said Nyamari. “It’s an honor and a privilege.”
“Sarah has shared her fierce determination and positive attitude with me,” said Sandi Gerick, her Metropolitan State advisor. “She has encouraged other women to pursue educational goals they felt were unattainable and provided support and encouragement to them.”
Nyamari, a Kenyan native who arrived in the United States in 2000, received her associate degree in nursing from HTC. She is a member of an HTC task force that is exploring the viability of a domestic abuse shelter catering to immigrant women.
A licensed practical nurse, Nyamari is a supervisor at Richfield Health Center. She volunteers as a women’s ministry leader at Faith Church International, Brooklyn Park.
Nyamari, a mother of three, is considering plans to teach nursing at HTC or pursue
a master’s degree in nursing education.