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Celebrating Diversity at Stritch: Dinah Aming'a, '22

Dinah Aming'a delivers her commencement address

Aming'a embraces opportunity at Stritch

When Dinah Kerubo Aming’a, '22, arrived at Cardinal Stritch University from Kenya in January 2018, she was not sure what to expect. Faced with an unfamiliar country, significant cultural differences and her first Wisconsin winter, Aming’a had second thoughts about her decision to study at Stritch.

Fortunately, Aming’a decided to stay…and she has never regretted that decision.

“My best experience at Stritch was meeting friends and acquaintances along my journey,” reflected Aming’a. “I found a community and a family among the faculty, staff and my fellow students. The best part is, wherever I go next, I get to keep my Stritch family.”

Her Stritch experience has been rich and varied. Aming’a has held student worker positions on campus, been actively engaged in organizations like the Black Student Union and Genesian Players, participated in several service opportunities and represented international students in the Student Government Association.

Her true passion, however, has been Stritch’s Performing Arts program. Aming’a has acted in seven theater productions and worked in the costume shop for more than 10 shows. She also had the unique experience of staging innovative (and safe) productions during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the Fall 2021 outdoor, promenade-style performance of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

After four unforgettable years at Stritch, graduation is now upon her, and Aming’a is ready to explore her future.

“I have so many choices for career paths,” said Aming’a. “This is why I am so grateful for my Stritch education. My psychology degree helps me understand myself and the world around me, and my theater degree helps me understand that my voice matters. I will follow the river of destiny, but I will shape my direction and the flow of my current.”

Dinah Aming'a served as the student speaker for Cardinal Stritch University's Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. She was featured in a TMJ4 news story about the ceremony.