Browsing: Student Spotlight

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…

At the 2012 NEACURH (North East Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls) Regional Conference at SUNY Geneseo, Stony Brook University won the bid to host the 2013 NEACURH Regional Conference, which will be held November 15 to November 17, 2013, on Stony Brook’s campus and will feature the theme Back to the Future with Marty McMoose! For the past seven months a team of students led by co-chairs Mariah Geritano and Meghan Paquette have been working extremely hard to put together a bid to host the conference. Required elements of the bid included information about lodging for delegates, the programs…

Did you know that six out of ten patients in need of a bone marrow transplant will never find their match? Each day 7,500 people are searching for a match on the National Bone Marrow Registry, which is made up of only 2 percent of the population. Every day 129 people are diagnosed with leukemia and 60 lose the fight. Now is your chance to become a bone marrow donor and possibly save a life. Four Stony Brook University students — Derek Cope, Maggie Knight, Samuel Rosner and Peter Sheh — have organized a Bone Marrow Registry Drive to help…

Stony Brook University student Samuel Rosner was selected as a State University of New York Emerging Leader Award recipient. Rosner, a senior biology major with intentions to apply to medical school, has been invited to represent Stony Brook University at the SUNY Student Leadership Institute at the SUNY Student Assembly Conference November 2 through November 4 in Syracuse, New York. The SUNY Emerging Leaders Award acknowledges students who have demonstrated significant leadership within their campus and/or community. This new award recognizes current emerging leaders and provides an incentive for them to continue to develop their leadership skills throughout their college…

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