Delia Kimbrel

Delia Kimbrel

Are there honors/achievements/special recognition you would like to list that are not included above?
Blueprints Leadership Conference Student Advisory Board, Black Student Union, America Reads, Student Tuition Advisory Board, Equal Opportunity Fund Advisory Board, National Deans List, Honor Roll, Black Faculty and Staff Academic Achievement Award

What led you to your area of study/field of interest?
I have always wanted to dedicate my life to the social advancement and mobilization of others. Because of the intense training I received through the sociology classes here at the University of Kansas, my interest to study race, wealth, and gender inequality intensified. In addition, having the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research under the supervision of Dr. Sandra Albrecht, and with the encouragement of other distinguished professors and advisors all helped me realized that pursuing a career in sociology was my goal.

What honor, achievement or accomplishment is most meaningful to you? Why?
Serving as a student senator is the achievement of which I am most proud. It was an honor to have been elected by the members of the Black Student Union to serve as their student senator. It is because of this experience that encourages me to exert my efforts toward multi-culturalism here at the University of Kansas. My experience with Black Student Union and Student Senate has allowed me to take part in numerous activities, decisions, and initiatives for the betterment of the University.

Who has been influential or had a significant impact on your life? Please elaborate. (Please include individuals at KU as appropriate.)
My aunt and a host of other family members and mentors have had a significant impact on my life. Their spirit and love continues to drive and motivate me. They continue to push me and encourage me to be successful throughout my academic career. They are devoted to be by my side and devoted to giving me the encouragement to reach new heights and accomplishments throughout my life.

Why do you believe it is important to recognize women for their accomplishments?
Since women continue to remain a strong force in society, it is important to recognize and acknowledge their significant impacts and accomplishments. Through their contributions, women become role models and continue to encourage and influence others to significantly impact and overcome the barriers within the world we live.

What is a most favorite/least favorite memory as a student?
Having the opportunity to be the luncheon presenter at the Summer McNair Research Symposium was the most beneficial experience for me. Having the opportunity to present my research in front of my peers, professors, and deans was a significant growth experience for which I am most grateful.

What is your definition of success?
Success, for me, is reaching a point in your life in which you feel that you have made significant impacts in the areas that are most meaningful to you.

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