AUSTIN, Texas—Hsiang-Nien Hsu, a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as one of 20 undergraduates from the United States and Canada to be honored as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader.
Nien joins 100 new Global Leaders worldwide being honored for academic excellence and leadership achievements by The Goldman Sachs Foundation and its partner organization, the Institute of International Education.
Hsiang-Nien Hsu, of Richardson, Texas, studies philosophy in the Liberal Arts Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Nien placed third in a national essay contest in China. Nien founded and led LIGHT, which planned and executed various fund-raising events for local charities and was the premier community service organization at his school. Nien also has been active in community service at the college level, having served as a team leader for his university’s annual volunteer project, “Project 2004,” a judge for the Austin Regional Science Olympiad and a conversation partner for PALS, which fosters cultural and linguistic learning among exchange students. Nien has worked extensively with the Austin Mayor’s Office to promote Asian American political activism and participation. He has been on the Dean’s Honor List every term, and has held both elected and appointed offices in such wide-ranging student organizations as the university’s Medical Missionaries and Plan II Pre-Law group. He has served on the university’s Student Council and Freshman Orientation advisory staff.
Each Global Leader receives a $3,000 grant for educational expenses. Fifty Global Leaders, including 10 from U.S. and Canadian universities, will be selected to participate in the annual Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute July 11-15 in New York City. At the institute, they will spend time with renowned leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors, learning about leadership and global issues.
“The Global Leaders Program was created to identify, strengthen and support a new generation of leaders capable of succeeding in a globally and culturally interconnected world,” said Stephanie Bell-Rose, president of The Goldman Sachs Foundation. “We need leaders who can transcend national and cultural barriers to face global problems, and we seek to help these remarkable young men and women become more effective in their efforts to make a difference, both now and in the future.”
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