Brianna Howell was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Global Studies Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.
Howell earned the award during her junior year. She is double-majoring in marketing and global studies with a concentration in international relations.
As a student at North Central, Howell is active with the College's chapter of the Model United Nations organization and Cardinal Dance Company. She also helped lead efforts to promote a program with TOMS shoes to provide shoes for needy children, through a partnership among the College's Office of Ministry and Service, The Union, Uncommon Life Movement and International Justice Mission. She initiated the program to collect new shoes for local refugee children after learning of the need because of her involvement as a volunteer with World Relief, an organization headquartered near North Central's campus that serves needy people worldwide.