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College of Adult & Professional Studies and Graduate School Awardee


Bethel grads have a legacy of making a difference in the world around them. Join us in congratulating our deserving award recipient for 2021!

2021 Alumna of the Year

Monique Ferguson-Riley CAPS'18 is a survivor of human trafficking. She’s also a mom, a wife, a CEO, a student, and one of Bethel University’s 2021 Alumni of the Year. Today, she’s using her personal story to fight human trafficking through prevention, advocacy, and survivor support as founder of Freedom Youth Family Justice Center in the Bronx, New York.

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Past Winners


Name of Awardee

2020 Cynthia Kallberg GS'12
2019 Teresa Forliti CAPS’05
2018 Michelle Davenport CAPS'12, GS'15
2017 Andy Schweizer CAPS'11