Browsing: Student Spotlight

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…

USG President Anna Lubitz will help lead a dial-in discussion on women’s political leadership on Monday, October 15, at 2 pm. The interactive event is hosted by Elect Her – Campus Women Win, a national program that encourages and trains women to run for office in student government and beyond. Also joining the call will be Jacque Robinson, a council member in Pasadena, California, and Kate C. Farrar, Director of Leadership Programs for The American Association of University Women (AAUW). The call will launch the 40 Elect Her–Campus Women Win training sites for 2013 and provide an update on the…

Biomedical engineering (BME) undergraduate Vihita Patel has been named one of four recipients of the international 2012 Design and Research Awards by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). This award specifically targets excellence in undergraduate research. Patel was awarded for her work entitled “Low Intensity Vibration Treatment Tapers Obesity-Induced Type 2 Diabetes by Decreasing the Size of Adipocytes in Mice.” She will be recognized at the BMES 2012 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 24 to October 27. Patel was mentored by Distinguished Professor Clinton Rubin, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Center for Biotechnology,…

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced that Stony Brook University student Mario Gotoh has earned the Patricia Kerr Ross Award, which recognizes exemplary student achievement in the arts. “The Patricia K. Ross Award allows SUNY to honor some of our most creative arts students and provide them with financial assistance to support their ongoing work,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “Congratulations to Mario Gotoh for winning such a prestigious and competitive award.” Each year, the $1,000 Patricia Kerr Ross Award recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence, originality and promise in the arts. It is intended as a…

The JFEW-SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs Program, funded by the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW), is a two-year program for students from Stony Brook University and Binghamton University. The integrated program includes two years of scholarship support (up to $5,000 each year), a monthly seminar series for two academic years and paid internships in New York-based global organizations that are offered during the summer between the junior and senior years. The goal of the program is to prepare students for careers as practitioners in the field of international relations and global affairs and to create strong mentor…

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