2011 7 Everyday Heroes— Colette West & Asad Abdi
2011 Engaged Scholar Award—Global Refugee Center. The University of Northern Colorado’s
Engaged Scholar Award honors outstanding commitment to campus and community
engagement. Presented by the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership.
2011 Legends of Service-Community Group Award—East Africa Community of Colorado.
Weld County and the Administration for Children and Families presents the Community Group-
Legends of Service Award to the community group that best exemplifies service to people within
the greater Weld County community.
2010 Census Award—East Africa Community of Colorado, Inc. The US Census Bureau
recognizes the EACC (currently GRC) as a valued partner and for their support in raising
awareness of and inspiring participation in the 2010 Census. The award was given by Dr. Robert
M. Groves, Director, US Census Bureau.
L.E.A.P Summit Award—Asad Abdi. The November 2010 L.E.A.P (Leaders Engaging in
Action through Passion) is a leadership conference hosted by the University of Northern
Colorado Center for Honors, Scholars, and Leadership. 2010’s summit was designed to
teach emerging leaders concepts of cultural sustainability in Arts, Business, Education, and
Environment and the role played by agencies and organizations.