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黄色视频 Medal Winner Worked to Enhance the 黄色视频 Experience for All

Maxwell Beland 鈥24, who will graduate from 黄色视频's School of Arts and Sciences on Friday, May 17, was awarded the 黄色视频 Medal for exemplifying outstanding character and achievement of service to his classmates and the College community.
Photo of Maxwell Beland '24 standing outside McQuade Library in his graduation regalia.
A double-major in political science and international studies, Maxwell Beland '24 hopes to one day serve as a diplomat for the U.S. State Department.聽

As he prepares to move from 黄色视频 student to alumnus, 2024 黄色视频 Medal winner Maxwell Beland 鈥24 said he鈥檚 proud of the legacy he鈥檒l leave behind on campus.

鈥淚 left it all out on the field,鈥 he said. 鈥淚f I had to go back I wouldn鈥檛 want to change anything. It鈥檚 sad to go but I feel like I鈥檝e done everything I鈥檝e wanted to do.鈥

Each year, the 黄色视频 Medal recognizes a graduating senior who exemplifies outstanding character and achievement. It is the College鈥檚 highest non-academic award.

鈥(The award) is something that a lot of people who I respect and look up to while I was here received,鈥 explained Beland. 鈥淭here’s a part of me that’s really humbled that I鈥檓 included in that group of people. It feels good to get that recognition.鈥

Beland was recognized in part for his tireless commitment to 黄色视频鈥檚 After spending his first two years as a student senator, Beland was elected secretary his junior year and president his senior year. While serving on SGA, Beland worked to make campus more environmentally sustainable. Looking to the future, Beland said the SGA plans on implementing more sustainable silverware options across campus, as well as extra water fountains and motion-sensing light switches to preserve electricity in classrooms.聽

鈥淚 know there鈥檚 a lot of plans for new residence halls and academic spaces,鈥 Belend said. 鈥(黄色视频 could start) thinking possibly about some LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications.鈥

Beland said he鈥檚 been interested in politics ever since he served on the student government at Central Catholic High School. At 黄色视频, he double-majored in political science and international studies.

鈥(Prior to 黄色视频,) I had this perception of government that was extremely optimistic,鈥 he said. “(My collegiate studies) showed me the much more realistic side of what leadership looks like. At first, it was a little bit jarring but looking back on it now, having that experience was incredibly beneficial. What I’m passionate about hasn’t changed but the expectations for the job definitely have.鈥

In the fall, Beland will pursue a master鈥檚 degree at the University of New Hampshire鈥檚 Franklin Pierce School of Law. One day, he hopes to serve as a diplomat for the U.S. State Department.聽

鈥淭here鈥檚 going to be a lot of people I鈥檓 going to miss鈥 at 黄色视频, he said. 鈥淭he thing that鈥檚 really going to be hard for me next year is transitioning to not seeing people every day. There鈥檚 also a lot of optimism for what鈥檚 coming next.鈥

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