Love & Honor Story Project Honors Nhu-Y Tran

Nhu-Y TranNhu-Y Tran is the April Love and Honor Story Project recipient. She is a spirited, kind, supportive leader who devotes her time to making an impact on the Miami University community. Tran is a senior majoring in chemistry and minoring in disability studies. Her passion for accessibility and disability justice drive her involvement on campus. She serves as a liaison between Miami’s paws for a cause organization and the national 4 paws for ability organization. She is the chair of diversity and inclusion of Alpha Phi Omega. She is a teaching assistant for deaf culture course and also serves as a member of a research team.

After witnessing social movements during the summer of 2020, Tran decided to become a senator for associated student government. The role allowed her to practice her passions by advocating for marginalized students on a broader platform. As co-chair of the diversity, equity, and inclusion committee on campus, she tries to represent voices not typically highlighted. Tran believes “’s important to make sure every voice is heard and that we hear all sides, even if it’s not the majority."

Regardless of title or position, Tran is focused on building individual relationships and understanding others’ experiences. She is quick to show up for others and root for their success. She follows through on her commitments.

Tran's nominator, Sidra Capriolo, said she is easy to approach with questions and ideas. She eagerly offers support to other people with classwork or if someone is upset. Tran’s close friend, Reena Murphy added that Tran is “committed... to learning and growth, a key trait of any effective leader.” Tran's supportive, relational leadership has cultivated a positive and encouraging environment for those around her.

Tran embodies the spirit of Love and Honor at Miami. She encourages others to be intentional with their choices to exemplify love and honor. Specifically, she sees the Code of Love and Honor as a reminder to “speak out, advocate, and stand by your community.” Tran hopes to see her work around representation and advocacy continue forward once she graduates. Tran’s significant positive influence on the Miami community, both in her leadership positions and beyond, is the reason why she is recognized as the April Love and Honor Story Project recipient.

The Love and Honor Story Project is a platform for students to recognize and honor students enacting the values articulated in the Code of Love and Honor. If you know someone who exemplifies the Code of Love and Honor through their extraordinary care for their community, nominate them to be recognized! 

To nominate someone, visit the Office of the Dean of Students' website and complete a brief nomination form.