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Student Recognized for Success in Cooperative Education Experience

Fatou Diabira smiling

Each year, the Steinbright Cooperative Education Awards celebrate the continued success of Drexel Dragons' co-op experiences. These awards are given to students, employers, and faculty/professional staff for outstanding work in the cooperative education program.

As the professional world continues to evolve, the Drexel community is filled with pride by the excellence and resilience of the program and applauds the success of all the participants who make Drexel Co-op a leader in experiential education.

This year, eleven exceptional Drexel students were recognized for their outstanding efforts in fulfilling the goals and ideals of cooperative education.

Dornsife student Fatou Diabira, a Public Health major, was a recipient who completed her co-op at the School District of Philadelphia's Kenderton School. During her co-op experience at Kenderton School, she quickly made herself indispensable and worked closely with the school’s 8th graders as they embarked on their high school selection.

Diabira was a key staff member and was always eager to research ways to improve lesson development. Her expertise, judgement, and welcoming personality led to students and staff trusting her insights. Her flexibility and enthusiasm made her an integral part of the school, and her professionalism demonstrated just how dedicated she is to the future of education.

A special video featuring the 2022 Cooperative Education student award winners was created as well, and gave Diabira and fellow winners an opportunity to share thoughts on the value of co-op. Watch the video below.

Congratulations to each 2022 Cooperative Education Award winner!

Video: What If You Knew? Co-op at Drexel