Dr. Brenya Buchalski Receives U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

Brenya Twumasi (Buchalski), a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a long-time adjunct faculty member at Northwest Vista College, is set to receive the U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement award for her service to the San Antonio community and the nation.

The award recognizes those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.

“My dad and uncles are my heroes and modeled service work both nationally and internationally for me,” Twumasi said.

Twumasi joined the psychology department, which is housed in the UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy, in 2015.

Twumasi’s service to her community began at 11 in her native Ghana, where she founded her first corporation, the Perfect Peace Club, which operates today as C4C: Kaleidoscope. This organization serves muted voices such as victims of sexual assault and human trafficking. C4C also advocates for equitable water access. Twumasi was nominated and vetted by The Caribbean and African Faith Based Leadership Conference for the award. She will receive the award at the organization’s gala on September 30 in Maryland.

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