The following students each received a $575 Jim Fredericks Student Employee Scholarship (2009) from Campus Auxiliary Services:
Cynthia Carangelo (’10 Music Therapy)
Danielle Sansone (’12 Childhood Education)
Edward Dombrowski (’10 Electrical Engineering)
Gilbert Rosa (’11 Sociology)
Julian Burnet (’11 Anthropology)
Keron Lewis (’14 Humanistic-Multicultural Ed)
Leah Neumann (’12 Communication Disorders)
Sandeep Chowdary Dhulipalla (’11 Computer Science)
Tasheen Harris (’12 Computer Engineering)
Vamsi Krishna Machani (’10 Computer Science)
Each applicant had to write a statement about why working in auxiliary services has been a positive experience. All full-time, New Paltz students who receive paychecks from Campus Auxiliary Services, Sodexo Dining Services or Follett Higher Education Group were eligible for the annual scholarship.
Kathleen Dowley (Political Science) brought her 16 student Model United Nations class to the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference in Boston, Feb. 11-14. Students from New Paltz represented Venezuela in a variety of U.N. committees, debating a range of contemporary issues ranging from the prevention of nuclear terrorism to combating violence against women. Students participating included: Ramius Pruiss, Stephanie Hernandez, Layla Alqaisi, Amanda Erickson, Samantha Kossin, Maureen Paul, Brittany Roberts, Gewoo Shin, Russell Abramson, Danhui Wang, Helene Rotolo (Head Delegate), Cleo Stern, Aruba Iqbal, Elizabeth Totten, Tayyaba Khokhar, Charis Orzechowski.
State Sen. John Bonacic and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill ’77 recently met with undergraduate scholars in anticipation of the “SUNY Undergraduates Shaping New York’s Future: A Showcase of Scholarly Posters at the Capitol” event to be held on April 13 at the State Legislative building in Albany. The SUNY Faculty Senate is sponsoring this first-ever showcase of undergraduate scholars with the goal of showing legislators the positive impact SUNY has on the future of New York. The Senator and Assemblyman provided the students with insight into the job of a state representative and suggested how constituents can best inform the policy decision-making process. Gerald Benjamin (Director, CRREO) moderated the discussion and provided additional insight. Four New Paltz undergraduate research projects were selected and will be presented at the Posters at the Capitol event. They represent a diverse range of topics:
• Jordan Sumliner, ’10 (Chemistry), will present the results of his research project “Molecular Design of a Bifunctional Catalyst.”
• Healther Slivko-Bathurst, ’10 (Anthropology) and Kathleen Fox ’10 (Anthropology) will present the results of their research project “Color Matters: Contemporary Understandings of Race/Ethnicity among SUNY New Paltz Populations.”
• Emily Davis ’11 (Environmental Geochemical Science), Kevin Kolvenbach, ’10 (Envionrmental Geochemical Science), Anthony Schwind, ’10 (Environmental Geosciences) and Johanna Cohen (Jr. New Paltz High School) will present the results of their research project “Biological Assessments of Water Quality in Plattekill Brook 2009.”
• Lauren Levine ’10 (Art History) will present the results of her research project “Andy Warhol: Private and Public in 151 Photographs.”
These projects were accomplished under the faculty guidance of Daniel Freedman (Chemistry), Benjamin Junge (Anthropology), Shafiul Chowdhury (Geology), and Reva Wolf (Art History).