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In May, The College of Saint Rose named the recipients of the 2020 Service & Appreciation Awards. For more than three decades, Saint Rose has recognized students and members of the campus community for their service and dedication to the College’s mission at this special annual event. This year, honorees were celebrated with a video presentation.

Each of the College’s four schools, along with the Student Association, and several Co-Curricular areas, presented awards to recognize students and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to academic success, leadership, and service to others.

THE SCHOOL OF ARTS & HUMANITIES

The Center for Art & Design | Office of Admission Student Service Award 2020
An award honoring art students who have contributed invaluable volunteer service to the department and to the greater College community.

Recipients:
Allyson DeRusso
Gabriela Gordon

Graphic Design Service & Appreciation Award
An award honoring graphic design students who have contributed invaluable volunteer service to the department and to the greater College community.

Recipients:
Gabriela Gordon
John Grady
Alex Miller
Veronica Sack
Sarah Sampson

Art & Design Community Service Award
This award is given in recognition and appreciation of these students exceptional commitment to building a strong sense of creativity and innovation within The Center for Art & Design and greater College community.

Recipients:
Jude Daigneault
Rosina Torres

Communications Department Community Service Award
Given to students who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the department and to the College community.

Recipients:
Aileen Burke
David Meister
Lamera Palmer

The Chronicle Editor’s Award
The Chronicle Editor’s Award is given to editor(s) of the student-run newspaper who demonstrate continued commitment to the well-being of the newspaper and the college community.

Recipient:
Aileen Burke

English Department Award for Outstanding Service to the Community
This award recognizes an English or English-Adolescence Education major for outstanding community service.

Recipient:
Maja De Garay

THE HUETHER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Portfolio Management Service Award
The Portfolio Management Service Award is given by the finance faculty of the Huether School of Business to those students who made a significant contribution either as representatives of the College in the Adirondack Investment Competition and/or as portfolio managers for The College of Saint Rose student-managed portfolios.

Recipients:
John R. Braun
Alexander T. Deluca
Victor Goncalves
Andres P. Martinez
Shawn A. Miller
Austin Phillips
Grace Shumway
Nicholas W. Woods

School of Business Community Service Award
This award recognizes business students who have accomplished exemplary community service in the United States and/or other countries. These students have demonstrated their motivation to be caring citizens of society, and their service has contributed substantially to the Huether School of Business’s involvement in local and global communities.

Recipient:
Olivia Rueda

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Service Award
Students in the VITA program prepare federal and state income tax returns for low-income individuals and families, developing and using technical and interpersonal skills in the process. They gain experience of practical application of individual tax law through volunteer community service.

Recipients:
Kareen Flemming
Jasmine Franqui
Shiyang Liu
Nicholas Moore
Lisa Robilotto
Deven Somwaru

THE THELMA P. LALLY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Best Buddies Service Award
The Best Buddies Service Award is for the students who have provided outstanding leadership in facilitating the activities, events, and fundraising for the Best Buddies Program.

Recipients:
Olivia Brooker
Katelyn Kwiatkowski
Allison Moser
Chris Ryan

Big Brothers Big Sisters Service Award
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Award is for the student who has provided outstanding leadership in facilitating the activities, events, and fundraising for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.

Recipient:
Megan Carlson

Special Education Program Service Award
This award is for the student who has provided outstanding leadership to a variety of service programs on campus and in the community, including the Council for Exceptional Children Student Chapter and the Planning & Academic Coaching for Educators (PACE) program.

Recipients:
Tristyn Koren
Amanda Schurott

The Friday Knights Programs Service Award
This award is given to senior students and graduate students who have provided consistent service and leadership within the Friday Knights Programs for Children with Autism during their time as a student at Saint Rose. This often has included volunteering as a counselor in the recreation program, as well as teaching children to swim in our “Fishes” program. The award is given to those who have provided outstanding service over their career as a student at Saint Rose.

Recipients:
Chelsea Carbone
Megan Carlson
Darby Carroll
Darcy Dunn
Whitney Greene
Claire Hammond
Tristyn Koren
Megan Lachapelle
Elizabeth McGee
Kayleigh Smith

SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCES

Science Service Award
This award is presented to the students who have shown outstanding service and commitment to the Department of Physical and Biological Sciences.

Recipients:
Ahmed Abdu
Gabrielle Canzano
Robert Cazer
Mackenzie Dort
Cassie Owens

Mathematics Service Award
This award is presented to the students who have shown outstanding service and commitment to the Department of Mathematics.

Recipients:
Sarina Biski
Amanda Esposito
Katherine Rice
Lana Torrens

CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS

The ALANA Student Achievement Scholarship
The ALANA (Asian, Latin, African, and Native American) Student Achievement Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to honor a student who demonstrates a commitment to academic success, leadership, and service to others within the Saint Rose and Albany community. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually at the beginning of the fall semester.

Recipient:
Tanaesha Spaulding

Special Recognition:
Kristina Wilder

The Sister Elizabeth Varley Award
The Sister Elizabeth Varley Award is given to graduating Academic Opportunity Experience (AOE) seniors, who in their undergraduate careers, exemplify the goals and missions of these programs at Saint Rose. This award is given in honor of Sister Elizabeth Varley, a professor Emerita of the English Department, for her commitment to students and her love of learning, and in recognition of the Saint Rose faculty and their on-going support of the mission of AOE.

Recipient:
Lexie Paddon

Academic Success Center Outstanding Peer Tutor Award
The Academic Success Center Outstanding Peer Tutor Award is presented to the graduating senior tutors who have worked in the open lab tutoring area for two or more semesters and who best meet the varied academic needs of Saint Rose students, in keeping with the College’s ideals of service and excellence.

Recipients:
Tina Ceriello
Caitlyn Dabagian
Tiyana Epperson
Emma Gaskin
Hellen Jumo
Comfort Obeng
Cassie Owens
Chaoyan Yu

Academic Success Center Outstanding Peer Leader Award
This is an award for students that are graduating senior peer leaders for Science 100 and/or Science 200. In order to receive this award, they are required to have served for at least three semesters, to have received excellent evaluations from the students that they tutor, and to have provided services to the students and the faculty above and beyond those required by all peer leaders.

Recipients:
Brooke Keresztessy
Chaoyan Yu

The Sister Catherine Francis Soulier Junior Appreciation Award
This award was established by the Alumni Association in 1975 in honor of Sister Catherine Francis Soulier, former president of Saint Rose, recognizing a junior class member in good academic standing, for service to the College community.

Recipient:
Jaysalee Salcedo

STUDENT ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Faculty Member of the Year Award
This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated dedication to the students at Saint Rose and works above and beyond what is required of them. The recipient is chosen by the Student Association.

Recipient:
Dr. Kelly Hallstrom

Administrator of the Year Award
This award recognizes an administrator who has demonstrated dedication to the students at Saint Rose and works above and beyond what is required of them. The recipient is chosen by the Student Association.

Recipient:
Jennifer Richardson

Staff of the Year Award
The recipient is someone who has demonstrated dedication to the students at Saint Rose and works above and beyond what is required of them. The recipient is chosen by the Student Association.

Recipient:
Jim McArdle

Club Advisor of the Year Award
The recipient is someone who has demonstrated dedication to a student club at Saint Rose and works above and beyond what is required of them. The recipient is chosen by the Student Association.

Recipient:
Cherèva McClellan

Outstanding Dedication Award
This award is presented each year to a student who has committed an outstanding amount of time and energy to a student club.

Recipient:
Hannah Deetz

Student Association Club of the Year Award
This award recognizes a Student Association Club at Saint Rose for their dedication to the student body. The recipient is chosen by the Student Association.

Recipient:
The Chronicle

Service & Appreciation Awards Ceremony - May 2, 2020