April 13, 2011

The Nation’s Third Oldest College Newspaper

Volume 81, Issue 10

Raisa Fernandez named Student Employee of the year

by Press Release

Raisa Fernandez (center) receives the 2011 NU Student Employee of the Year award from Dr. Kevin Hearn, vice president for student life, Stephanie Newman, assistant director of career services, and Robert Swanson, associate director of career services.

Raisa Fernandez (center) receives the 2011 NU Student Employee of the Year award from Dr. Kevin Hearn, vice president for student life, Stephanie Newman, assistant director of career services, and Robert Swanson, associate director of career services.

Raisa Fernandez, a senior computer science major from Texas who works in the library, was named Niagara University's Student Employee of the Year at an awards ceremony held on Friday, April 1, in the Heritage Room of Clet Hall. Fernandez was selected for the honor over 28 other student employees who were nominated for the award by university employees in their sector. She will now join award winners from other area colleges and universities at a special ceremony in their honor at a date and time to be announced.

The selection committee for this year's award consisted of Michael Beam, curator of collection and exhibitions in Niagara's Theatre and Fine Arts Department; Stephanie Currie, who is assistant director of the academic exploration program; and Michele Gansworth, the administrative assistant to the associate vice president for academic affairs.

Dr. Kevin Hearn, Niagara's vice president for student life, and Robert Swanson, associate director of career services, spoke during the awards ceremony, while the Rev. Patrick Zengierski, Ph.D., assistant to the executive vice president for student outreach and support, provided the invocation.

Other nominees for the 2011 Student of the Year Award:
'Julie Alemdinger, Office of Information Technology
'Christina Antonelli, Psychology Department
'Corrine Barlett, Health Services
'Katherine Billingsley, Psychology Department
'Eddie Busha, Learn & Serve Niagara
'Brittany Cunningham, University Housing
'Juliana Donner, Office of Academic Support
'Meredith Eggert, Psychology Department
'Maria Fanto, College of Hospitality & Tourism Management
'Sean Fitzgerald, Department of Modern & Classical Languages and Mathematics
'Sheila Gallegos, Office of Career Services
'Becky Gworek, Office of Academic Support
'Rebecca Hensley, College of Education
'Claire Hogan, Psychology Department
'Megan Hoover, Office of Admissions & Enrollment Management
'Victoria Iacubucci, Kiernan Center
'Aaron Ingersoll, Library
'Clara Kuntz, Gerontology Program
'Celestine McGill, Library
'Alexandra Peters, Psychology Department
'Drake Phillips, Department of Modern & Classical Languages and Mathematics
'Jay Rank, Athletic Office
'Jacqueline Seibt, Sociology Department
'Ashley Shufelt, Student Life
'Louie Spina, Athletic Office
'Sarah Swift, Library
'Jacob Vivian, Office of Institutional Advancement
'Brandi Whytas, Department of Philosophy/Communication Studies
The annual event is sponsored by Niagara University's Office of Career Services.

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