Browsing: Student Spotlight

March is National Athletic Training Month, and the Stony Brook University Athletic Training Program kicked it off on February 28 with an appearance on NBC’s Today Show, where Kate Harney from the Seawolves Swimming and Diving Team was given an “ambush makeover” (see video). Following the show, the students visited Columbia Prep School, where one of the program’s alum works, and then went to Madison Square Garden for a tour of the New York Rangers athletic training facility. Stony Brook Student Athletic Trainer gets makeover on the Today Show from goNYSATA2 on Vimeo.

Nelson Oliveira, a senior in Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism, has been named a 2013 Student News Competition Winner by the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. He won second place in the Television Feature Reporting category for his piece “Memories Destroyed by Sandy,” which focuses on the memorabilia Long Island residents lost in Super Storm Sandy. The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international competition of faculty and student work. Oliveira’s piece, along with the other winning work, will be on exhibit as part of the BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas. Oliveira, a journalism major…

The Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SBVAC) was recognized this weekend as the National Collegiate EMS Foundation’s Collegiate EMS Organization of the Year.  SBVAC was selected from over 100 collegiate EMS organizations. In addition, former SBVAC Chief (2001-2002) Josh Moskovitz, MD, MPH,  was awarded the George J Koenig Jr DO NCEMSF Service Award. From its origins 43 years ago, SBVAC has advanced from a small cadre of volunteers manning a Volkswagen Microbus to its current fleet of three Advanced Life Support Ambulances and an ALS First Responder vehicle.  SBVAC is the primary 911 EMS response agency for the campus, and…

This year the Passover holiday begins immediately after spring break and coincides with classes. The Hillel Foundation, in cooperation with Campus Dining, will be offering fun and interactive Passover Seders on campus for all students on Monday, March 25, and Tuesday, March 26. The Seder is the traditional Passover ritual meal and will be provided for students at a heavily discounted cost. Students are encouraged to register by Friday, March 1, to benefit from additional early registration discounts. Click here for more information and online registration. In addition, freshly prepared Kosher for Passover meals will be available in Delancey Street throughout the holiday. For questions or more information, please call (631) 632-6565 or visit the…

For the second straight year, Stony Brook University has been selected for the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Elect Her: Campus Women Win initiative, which aims to close the long-standing political leadership gender gap by empowering and training women to run for office at all levels. The centerpiece of the initiative is Elect Her: Campus Women Win, in which AAUW, with the nonprofit organization Running Start, trains college women to run for campus elective office. Stony Brook’s training is scheduled for March 1, 2013. Up to 100 undergraduate students will be selected for the training. This year’s keynote speaker is newly elected…

Stony Brook University juniors Bath-Seva Sholomson, Peter Milien and graduate student Pierre Albert traveled to the state capital to represent the University at SUNY Day 2013 on February 11. The three students participated in a full day of legislative meetings with staff and elected officials. They discussed the importance of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), their appreciation of the NY SUNY 2020 initiative and campus facilities. While TAP funding is not threatened in the current state budget cycle, the students asked for continued vigilance in maintaining the aid for state university students. They expressed their gratitude for the NY SUNY…

Kevin Sackel, an Honors College student double-majoring in mathematics and physics with a minor in music, has been selected as a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States to study at the University of Cambridge where he will spend the 2013-2014 academic year pursuing a one-year Master of Advanced Study degree in mathematics. This prestigious award is given each year to select students that demonstrate exceptional academic talent, outstanding achievement and a capacity to contribute to the advancement of academic knowledge in their respective field. Of this year’s 14 Churchill Scholarship recipients, Sackel is the only…

The University Scholars Program will be hosting a Sandy Hook Elementary Benefit Concert on Monday, March 4, 2013, at 8 pm in the Tabler Center Black Box Theatre to raise funds for those affected by the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, this past December. The evening will consist of a series of guest speakers, including Assistant Dean of Students Jeffrey Barnett; representatives from the University Police Department who will discuss safety measures in place at Stony Brook to prevent and respond to similar situations on campus; and a student panel led by Ahmed Belazi and Christine Szaraz…

Stony Brook University students conducting off-campus internships have tremendous opportunities to launch careers in their chosen fields upon graduation. Such is the case with Janice Tsang, a December 2012 graduate with a BS in business management, who conducted her internship as a financial reporting and analysis intern with Duke Energy Corporation, a Fortune 250 company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a result of this internship, Tsang has been offered a job with a Big Four public accounting firm. For her achievements, she has also been recognized by the Stony Brook University Career Center and the Stony Brook Alumni Association…

Seawolves standout Tommy Brenton, a defensive star in America East basketball, is the subject of an admiring profile in Saturday’s New York Post. Post sportswriter Howie Kussoy praises Brenton’s toughness and versatility, crediting the 6’5 forward with “doing the little things that make the Seawolves click.” This season, senior Brenton is averaging 7.7 points, while leading the team with 8.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and two steals, Kussoy notes. Most impressive of all, perhaps, is Steve Pikiell’s assessment: “If there was a stat for taking charges, he’d lead that, too,” said Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell. “He embodies everything that’s great…

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