Date: March 31, 2017
Nominated by: Alvin Lomibao
Accomplishment: This year, Sara was able to get 94 percent of her sophomores to submit a major declaration form by the major declaration celebration deadline. This is a remarkable achievement, as historically departments have had a declaration rate around 60 percent.
Benefit to the Hajim School: Research shows that students who declare their major by the end of their sophomore year have a significant advantage in graduating in four years, compared to their peers. Declaring their major helps students stay on track, helping the school reach our retention and graduate rate goals.