The College of Community and Public Affairs is pleased to announce that many of its students have received Binghamton University and Foundation Awards. We extend our warmest congratulations to the following:
Tiffany Campbell is the recipient of the Council/Foundation Award which recognizes exemplary academics and service. Tiffany is graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Department of Human Development and has been actively engaged in research leading to presentations at numerous conferences as a Ronald McNair Scholar. She will be pursuing a PhD in school counseling at Indiana University-Bloomington beginning fall 2012.
Michaelangelo Misseri received the 2011-12 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. Michaelango will be graduating from the Department of Human Development with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Global Studies. Michaelangelo's campus involvement includes serving as a resident assistant, orientation advisor, teaching assistant and tour guide. He has received full funding to attend the College Student Personnel Program at Bowling Green State University in fall 2012.
Chelsea Reome, a junior in the College of Community and Public Affairs and Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, received honorable mention for the President's Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence. Chelsea is currently pursuing a double major in Human Development and Psychology. She is an active member in the Student United Way, a general counselor with the High Hopes Crisis Prevention Center and serves as a tour guide for Binghamton University. Chelsea is currently an undergraduate peer advisor for Human Development and has worked as a teaching assistant.
Crystal Austin, a graduating student from the College of Community and Public Affairs and Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of the Barnes and Noble/Wanda Bartle Book Award. This award honors and recognizes exemplary service to Binghamton University and commitment to the tradition of Wanda Bartle, a woman whose concern for others shaped the Binghamton University tradition during her husband's presidency and beyond. Crystal will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish. She has received a fellowship to pursue her PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Albany.
Jennifer Heavey is the recipient of the Bruce Weinberg Memorial Award. The award was established in memory of a psychology student who died in 1981 and is given to a student involved in psychological counseling services to students. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and will graduate from the Department of Social Work with a Master of Social Work degree. Jennifer's interests include working on issues that address eating disorders, health and wellness, interpersonal violence and barriers that women and other oppressed populations may face. After graduation, her plans are to work with mezzo and macro scale issues.
Wendy Lebowitz has received the David L. Anderson Award for Student Excellence for her dedication to improving the quality of life for Binghamton University students. While at Binghamton University, Wendy served as an intern for the Counseling Center, a teaching assistant with the Campus Preschool, a teaching assistant for the Department of Human Development, and Senior Programming Chair for Hillel at Binghamton. She will pursue her Masters in School Counseling at Boston College in fall 2012.
For her outstanding academic achievement and significant contributions to the community, Katherine A. Schumacher, a graduating senior in the Department of Human Development, has been awarded the Koffman Award for Academic Excellence and the Department of Human Development Achievement Award. As a student, Katherine has served as a research assistant, an American Reads tutor, a student ambassador and an International Sustainability Developer. Katherine has received a prestigious internship in Washington, DC, in summer 2012, and plans to pursue a master's in Social Work or Social Policy program in the future.
Joanna Rousseau is the recipient of the Dr. David A. Garcia '91 Award that honors a graduating EOP student committed to the purpose and success of EOP Programs. Joanna will be graduating from the Department of Human Development with a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in African Studies. She has been actively involved as a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club, a mentor for Binghamton University's Multicultural Weekend, an intern for the Department of Social Services and a Peer Advisor for the Department of Human Development. After graduation, Joanna plans to remain in the Binghamton area.
The Jerry E. Cunningham Memorial Award has been presented to Lizbeth Pereyra as she epitomizes the potential and success of EOP programs on the Binghamton University campus. While at Binghamton University, Lisbeth served as an intern for the United Way of Broome County and the NYS Office of Children & Family Services at Lansing Residential Center, a teaching assistant for Social Justice, a research assistant for the McNair Scholars Summer Research Program and a volunteer for the GEAR UP program.
Stephanie Omezi, a graduating senior from the Department of Human Development, is the recipient of the Nell Jackson Memorial Award. This award honors and recognizes outstanding achievements in the classroom and the community. After the September 2011 flood hit the Greater Binghamton community, Stephanie assisted as a member of the flood relief team for Binghamton University. She has served as a resident assistant, a student conduct member, a staff worker assistant for the Children's Home of Wyoming Conference and a teacher's assistant for the Campus Pre-School. After graduation, Stephanie plans to pursue a Master of Social Work at the University of Chicago.
Last Updated: 6/3/12