Husoni Raymond Named NB Multicultural Council’s International Student Champion
Husoni Raymond has been recognized by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council for his outstanding leadership and promotion of cultural diversity within the St. Thomas community.
The fourth-year STUdent from Kingston, Jamaica, received the council’s International Student Champion award, which is presented to an individual who is actively involved in their community, offers support to their peers, and promotes and celebrates the contributions of international students.
“I’m humbled to have been nominated and selected for this award,” Raymond said. “During my time at St. Thomas, I’ve learnt the value of serving others to positively impact our community and I’d like to thank my community at St. Thomas for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for international students to grow and reach their full potential.”
Raymond has been involved in the STU community through Moot Court—representing the university at national and international competitions—and has been active in the Students’ Union, serving as the Vice-President Administration before becoming the first black student to be elected President. He’s also spearheaded Black History Month events on campus the past two years, which included panel discussions, poetry nights, and documentary screenings.
Raymond believes continuing to serve others will make New Brunswick—and the STU community—a top choice for international students.
“Together, we can transform New Brunswick into the leading destination for international students, immigrants and refugees to live, work, grow and raise families. I would like to dedicate this award to all the Champions, for the work they do to achieve this common goal. There’s much work ahead of us, but together we will get it done.”