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Our Students, Our Pride

Since its inception in 2000, the Stars of Stony Brook Gala has provided nearly $67 million in support for academic programs and scholarships, which have made a significant impact on the lives of our exceptional students. The generosity of our friends and supporters has enabled our student and alumni scholars to demonstrate to the world that they are the true stars of Stony Brook.




Evangelea Andreadis

Major: Music
Class of 2024

Evangelea credits Stony Brook with helping her to pursue her two passions: music and medicine. She is the University Orchestra’s assistant principal violist and a member of the Music and Medicine Club and The Play It Forward Project. Both are clubs that advocate for music therapy and provide her with the opportunity to promote the arts in a particularly science-focused environment. In addition, Evangelea is a University Scholar peer assistant leader who mentors first-year students and aspires to attend medical school in the future. 

“I hope to use my talents and passions to change people’s lives for the better, and your generosity has given me the inspiration to start right away.”




Purva Shenoy

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Class of 2023

Purva is studying biomedical engineering and looks forward to developing therapeutics and medical devices that will revolutionize the world of medicine. She is a member of and mentor for the University Scholars Program and is also a lead mentor and mathematics tutor for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Additionally, she serves as the professional outreach co-chair of Alpha Eta Mu Beta (BME Honor Society) and a member of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society). Purva has been involved in research through the WebGen VIP team at Stony Brook and participated in a National Science Foundation research experience for undergraduates last summer at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State University. This summer, Purva will be interning at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

“Throughout my three years here, I have had the opportunity to grow in a variety of ways, both academically and professionally. Thank you so much for the scholarship; it has truly changed my life.”




Jordyn Christophides

Major: Political Science
Class of 2023

Jordyn plans to pursue a career in immigration law and become an advocate for immigrants and refugees in the United States and around the world. She is the treasurer of the Political Science Society and a member of the University Scholars Fellows Program, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, and the student chapter of the international medical humanitarian organization Friends of MSF. Last year, she worked as a volunteer for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs for the We Speak NYC program, providing a free two-hour weekly English class for adult immigrants. Before coming to Stony Brook, Jordyn volunteered for Lighthouse Relief, an emergency response team focused on refugee relief in Lesvos, Greece, during an uptick in Afghan refugee arrivals. She participated in boat spotting teams and landing teams aimed at safe reception and disembarkation, while aiding in communication between Lighthouse staff and Greek authorities.

“Your financial support has allowed me to pursue a course of study that I am genuinely interested in, as well as plan for a future in which I will be able to pursue my passions and make my community a better place.”




Christopher Moore

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Class of 2024

Christopher is a biomedical engineering student who aspires to become a physician-scientist. He is the president of the Model United Nations club at Stony Brook and a member of the URECA summer research program. Christopher is also the vice-director of SBUHacks, a 24-hour engineering hackathon, and STEM coordinator for biomedical engineering honor society Alpha Eta Mu Beta. Christopher hopes to create medical devices that improve patients’ care and their quality of life. In pursuit of that goal, he currently conducts research in Dr. Wei Lin’s Medical Instrumentation Lab, where he has been creating a digital signal processor design for applications in biomedical sensors.

“Receiving this scholarship has enabled me to take advantage of the diverse opportunities available at Stony Brook. It is a great honor, and I’m extremely grateful for it.”




Luigia Than

Major: Electrical Engineering
Class of 2022

Luigia is a student in the Honors College and the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program. She is the vice president of the SBU student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is working on an undergraduate-led research project to develop a vital-sign monitoring device. She aspires to earn a master’s degree in electrical engineering and design to fuel her joint passion for problem solving and digital arts. In the future, Luigia hopes to design and build new electronics that will help improve people’s lives. 

“This scholarship has encouraged me to maintain a high level of work throughout my undergraduate career. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity.”




Charles Clark

Major: Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Class of 2022

Charles is a member of the Investment Club and a lead peer mentor for the Academic Community Engagement initiative at the Student Accessibility Support Center. He is also the senior-year representative for the Stony Brook Computing Society. Charles, a dual major in applied mathematics and statistics and economics with a minor in computer science, aspires to work in the technology industry. His future aspirations include working as a data scientist and launching a startup company that develops low-cost technologies and products to assist people with medical conditions and disabilities.

“My scholarship has allowed me to focus all of my energy on academics and other intellectual pursuits, and to achieve a level of success I never thought was possible so early in my life.”