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UAS and National Student Exchange Recognize the Accomplishments of Ricardo Medina-Soler

"Medina-Sole took full advantage of his NSE experience and benefited personally, academically, and professionally.”

Juneau, Alaska

Date of Press Release: July 7, 2022

Ricardo Medina-Soler
Ricardo Medina-Soler

Ricardo Medina-Soler has been awarded the Dr. Richard R. Bond Community Engagement Award from the National Student Exchange (NSE). The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) recently hosted Biology major Medina-Soler during his exchange in Spring 2022 from the University of Puerto Rico Bayamon. Named after former NSE consortium leaders, the Student Achievement Award comes with a stipend of $500 and is awarded to students who demonstrated the best use of their time on exchange. Recipients are recognized for academic accomplishments, social welfare service, contribution to the campus or community, and creative use of time while studying at a host university.

In their recent press release, the NSE noted, “During his exchange to the University of Alaska Southeast, Ricardo Medina-Soler assisted Dr. Scott Gabara with a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research project where he prepared seaweed and invertebrate tissue for stable isotope analysis by freeze drying and homogenizing tissues. Medina-Soler also studied the Mysillus trossulus and how the glacial melt affects its predation by the Nucella (dogwhelk) snail. Medina-Sole took full advantage of his NSE experience and benefited personally, academically, and professionally.”

As a host university, UAS offers a personable and customized experience that enables incoming students to participate in exceptional academic opportunities afforded by the unique environment and communities of Southeast Alaska. Not only does the University of Alaska Southeast serve as a host institution for students from all over the world, it also offers opportunities for its students to study away in over 500 national and international destinations. Through study away, UAS students can travel to a new place for a semester or year and continue to complete their major requirements, fulfill classes for a minor, work on language skills, or dive into a new area of study. Learn more about study away opportunities and explore student stories on our website, or contact the UAS Exchanges and Study Abroad Office at 907.796.6000.

About the National Student Exchange Organization

National Student Exchange provides study away opportunities to students enrolled at its 160 member colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Established in 1968, and celebrating its 50th anniversary year, NSE has provided exchange opportunities to more than 118,000 students. NSE is a study away program that complements university initiatives for globalization, diversity and engagement.

Press Release Contact

Dash Hillgartner
University of Alaska Southeast
(907) 796-6455
Debra Sanborn, President
National Student Exchange
(514) 450 5529