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Each year, state lawmakers recognize outstanding students from Connecticut’s public and private colleges and universities. The students are selected for the honor by their respective schools, based on academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement.
Khoda and the other honorees will visit the State Capitol Wednesday, where they will be introduced to the State Senate and House of Representatives. Each student will receive an official citation from the Connecticut General Assembly.
This is the first of two major honors that Khoda will receive this week. On Sunday, he will be awarded the John G. Lee Medal at the university’s 48th annual Commencement ceremony.
Khoda, a student in the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture (CETA), has been working for an architectural design firm throughout his undergraduate career, and he has been involved in numerous residential and small commercial projects. “I like to serve people, and architecture is all about serving people,” he says.
In helping to create a master plan and architectural sketches for the expansion of the Qadaria Community Service Center mosque in East Hartford, Khoda met with community members and did surveys to find out how the expanded space would be used. At the University of Hartford, Khoda created a detailed model of the Integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology (ISET) complex that was displayed at the project’s groundbreaking, and he developed a 3D design and computer rendering for Mortensen Library.