The American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) is proud to announce that one of their professors, Professor Brandon Fryman, was awarded the Global Young Achievement Award from the United Nations Association of the United States of America.
The Global Young Achievement Award is given to a young individual who has demonstrated leadership both locally and globally. To receive the award, one must be nominated based on proven work that they have done within locally and globally. The nominee list then goes to a committee and is voted upon. Daniel Tuckman, The National Young Professionals Taskforce Chair said that it was a very tough year as the nominees included lawyers, doctors, teachers and United Nations employees, all of which carried out very commendable work. Professor Brandon Fryman was nominated by Ike Khamisani, President of UNA-USA Inland Empire Chapter and won the award for his work with Amnesty International as a Uganda Country specialist; volunteering at the Downtown Women’s Center handing out hygiene products and telling women about the services at the center; his research and volunteer efforts working with orphaned children and their families in Uganda; his work with the Ronald McDonald Charity House and Option House; his pro bono grant writing for water projects in Ethiopia and capacity building projects Cambodia Town; and for creating service opportunities for AUHS students on campus to go to Peru utilizing their nursing skills.
David Tuckman said, “I am particularly impressed with your support of several other humanitarian organizations in Peru, Uganda, South Africa and El Salvador and your commitment to sending students to be of service to humanity in these countries”
AUHS would like to congratulate Professor Fryman on his award and look forward to sending some of their students to Peru to provide service to others with their nursing skills. AUHS strongly believes in community outreach and giving back wherever possible. The Health Sciences School puts on quarterly “Acts of Love” events, reaching out to the Signal Hill and Long Beach communities providing groceries and toys to families’ in-need, as well as other events such as Health and Wellness Fairs throughout the year. Additionally, they have sponsored the City of Signal Hill and have presence at many other fundraising events. AUHS prides itself on incorporating volunteer work into their nursing degrees, giving students a chance to give back and serve their surrounding community.