Sophie Cinama Mugomoka, a Bridgewater College senior, has received the Melissa D. Jett Community Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership in community service at Bridgewater College.
The award is named in memory of Melissa D. Jett, who would have graduated with the Bridgewater College class of 1999. She died Jan. 15, 1997, as the result of a traffic accident on campus. During her life, Jett was dedicated to serving others. The award is presented to a “senior who has demonstrated consistent and exemplary leadership in community service while a student at Bridgewater College.”
For her award, Mugomoka received a personalized gift and her name will be added to a plaque in the college’s Center for Cultural Engagement.
Mugomoka, a business administration and global studies double major with a minor in French, is the daughter of Mugomoka Felicirn and Munyerenkana Nwendanga of Leesburg, Va.
At Bridgewater, Mugomoka serves as a resident adviser in Stone Village. She is a member of the Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She also is a member of the Black Student Association.
During the fall semester of 2014, Mugomoka studied in Thailand under the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and is an ambassador for ISEP.
Mugomoka volunteers at a senior-living home in Leesburg. She also has been involved with the International Festival in Harrisonburg, Va., and Ruby Slippers (now Precious Gems) after-school program, where she served as a mentor.