GHP Seniors Win Spirit of Princeton Awards for Contributions to Campus Life

May 14, 2024

Aisha Chebbi and Joshua Coan, who are both pursuing certificates in global health and health policy, have been named winners of the 2024 Spirit of Princeton Award. They are among eight Princeton seniors to receive this honor in recognition of their positive contributions to campus life. The award is given to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts in student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life, and the arts. 

The other 2024 Spirit of Princeton award winners include: Stephen Daniels, Archika Dogra, Max Diallo Jakobsen, Madeleine LeBeau, Austen Mazenko, and Hailey Mead.

The selection committee received over 180 letters of nomination on behalf of outstanding undergraduate students. The Spirit of Princeton Award is sponsored by the  Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and has been given annually since 1995. 

Meet the two GHP award recipients:

Aisha Chebbi, a senior from Miami, Florida, is majoring in anthropology. She is a residential college adviser in Yeh College, in addition to being a leader in the Muslim Students Association and the Arab Society. Chebbi served as the diversity, equity and inclusion chair of the Cap and Gown Club, the podcast chair of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, and as a fellow in the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality + Cultural Understanding. She is a member of the 2024 Class Day committee. Chebbi has been a leader in the Global Health Program (GHP), serving as a GHP student representative for two years and completing a summer internship with the Vaccine Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland. Additionally, she has been accepted into the Fulbright US. Student Program to examine vaccine hesitancy among Muslim communities in Germany.

Joshua Coan, a senior from Penfield, New York, is concentrating in the School for Public and International Affairs. He is a captain of the varsity men’s volleyball team, president of Cannon Dial Elm Club and vice president of the Inter-Club Council. Coan's impact within athletics extends beyond his team in his role as vice president of the Athlete Ally organization, president of the Student Athlete Wellness Leaders and as a student athlete pre-health adviser. His contributions to the undergraduate experience include service on the steering committee of Male Allied Voices for a Respectful and Inclusive Community (MAVRIC) and service to Rockefeller College as a peer academic adviser. Reflecting his interest in public health, Coan researched the mental health challenges facing student athletes at Princeton for his senior thesis.