Student of the Month

Student of the Month Program

Established in 2003, the Student of the Month (SOM) Committee has been designed to recognize individual students for their achievements, both scholastic and co-curricular. If you have a student that you wish to nominate, please fill out the student nomination form!

Latrell Tyson, Dr. Moj Seyedian

Latrell Tyson named May Student of the Month

Latrell Tyson was chosen as the May 2017 Student of the Month. He was nominated by Dr. Moj Seyedian who is Latrell’s advisor and Chair of the Business department. Latrell is very involved within his major, serving on the Department Chair’s Student Advisory Council, an active member of Enactus and president of the American Marketing Association. He also sits on the executive boards of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, Latrell is a Keeper of the Dream Scholar and member of the Golden Key Honor Society. He will be a senior in the 2017-2018 school year and finishing his degree in Management with a minor in Communication.

 

Latrell Tyson, Dr. Moj Seyedian

Latrell Tyson named May Student of the Month

Latrell Tyson was chosen as the May 2017 Student of the Month. He was nominated by Dr. Moj Seyedian who is Latrell’s advisor and Chair of the Business department. Latrell is very involved within his major, serving on the Department Chair’s Student Advisory Council, an active member of Enactus and president of the American Marketing Association. He also sits on the executive boards of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, Latrell is a Keeper of the Dream Scholar and member of the Golden Key Honor Society. He will be a senior in the 2017-2018 school year and finishing his degree in Management with a minor in Communication.

Meghan Flynn

Meghan Flynn named April Student of the Month

Meghan Flynn was chosen as the April 2017 Student of the Month. She was nominated by Dr. Jack Croxton who has taught Meghan and he currently supervises a research team which Meghan is on. Meghan has been a vital part of this team and has taken many opportunities to get involved in the Psychology department, most recently as a classroom facilitator. Meghan has also made an impact on both the campus and surrounding community. She currently holds executive positions in Psi Chi, Spectrum Entertainment Board and on the Student Association and is a member of Psychology Club and the American Marketing Association. In addition, Meghan also takes time to volunteer with the Buffalo City Mission, the Friendly Kitchen, Haven House and the Chautauqua County Home. She will graduate in May and plans to attend graduate school.

From Left to Right: Daniel Goodwin, Dr. Sue McNamara, David Even, Kathy Forster, and Dr. Cedric Howard

David Even named March Student of the Month

David Even was chosen as the March 2017 Student of the Month. He was nominated by Dr. Sue McNamara who has taught David in two different classes and advises Enactus, of which David serves as Chief Operating Office.  David has been heavily involved with Enactus and some of their biggest events including D’Vine Experience, working the children’s hands on room at the Maker’s Fair and developing an online order system for the Farmer’s Market.  Additionally, David is a tutor in the learning center. Dr. McNamara says David goes above and beyond to help other students and enjoys being a part of and giving back to his community.

From Left to Right: Kevin Hahn, Kathy Forster, Jasmine Bell, Megan Mackowiak, Daniel Goodwin, and Dr. Cedric Howard

Jasmine Bell named February Student of the Month

Jasmine Bell is the winner of our February 2017 Student of the Month. She was nominated by Megan Mackowiak who worked with Jasmine in the Financial Aid Office.  Jasmine currently works in the Office of Student Affairs.  She has had several other work and leadership opportunities on campus including student ambassador, campus tour guide and house manager for Rockefeller Arts Center. She is also involved in some student organizations including Brother2brother, Black Student Union and as a Senior Class Representative. Megan and other supervisors commented on Jasmine’s work ethic, professionalism and sweet nature. She is a senior voice major and because of the opportunities she has gotten on Fredonia’s campus, plans to go on for her Master’s Degree in Higher Education.

Eric Williams named

November Student of the Month

FREDONIA, N.Y. — November — Eric Williams of Batavia, New York has been named Student of the Month for November by Residence Life.  Eric was nominated for this award by Ms. Alicia Wroblewski, Residence Life Agency Program Aide, and Mr. Daniel Goodwin, Assistant Director of Residence Life and Townhouse Coordinator. 

 

Ms. Wroblewski and Mr. Goodwin spoke very highly of Eric and his strong work ethic, and dedication to Residence Life.  They said “He is able to take on a task and complete it with little to no direction. Eric will take on tasks no matter how menial, even if it means making beds and preparing rooms for department guests. Eric has also served as the Move-In Crew Coordinator for the past three years. In this role Eric communicates with and oversees the many groups that volunteer and work the move-in weekend event. He monitors their efforts, supplies them with water to keep them hydrated and is responsible for the Volunteer Service sheets required for that office. Eric takes additional steps to be a valued member of the office staff and member of our Residence Life Family!”

Eric is very involved on campus.  He is a part of Gospel Choir, Brother 2 Brother, Black Student Union, Residence Life, and Christian Worship Center.  When asked his favorite thing about Fredonia, Eric said “I love the people that I have come in contact with since coming to Fredonia.  A lot of the relationships that I have built since being here I believe will be relationships that will last for a lifetime. From co-workers to professors, I have been impacted in a positive way by a majority of them.  I will forever hold on to the memories that I have made here.”

In regards to his future, Eric plans to attend a Bible School in the area and earn a Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling under the Christian Worship Center.  

Korrin Harvey named

October Student of the Month

FREDONIA, N.Y. — October — Korrin Harvey of North Royalton, Ohio has been named Student of the Month for October by Residence Life.  Korrin was nominated for this award by Ms. Erin Willis, Assistant Director of Study Abroad and Student Exchange for her positive contributions to the campus and community as the Lead Study Abroad Ambassador.

Ms. Willis spoke of Korrin’s dedication to her academics, and her campus involvement saying that “as the Lead Study Abroad Ambassador, she is responsible for the communication to 16 other study abroad ambassadors. Additionally, she is always seen promoting study abroad in a professional way-- at the study abroad fair; she was given the great compliment that her presentation on her experience in Ireland had inspired a student to pursue studying abroad. In addition to her work with Ambassadors, Korrin is a student representative on the Global and International Engagement Council. She is currently working to bring more cultural programming to campus through one of the GIEC's subcommittees. She is consistently representing International Club at weekly international coffee hours and is a kind, positive role model for Fredonia's international students. She works very hard to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome here at Fredonia.”

Korrin is very involved on campus.  She is the Vice President of International Club, and also has an internship with the Office of International Education as the Lead Study Abroad Ambassador.  When asked her favorite thing about Fredonia, Korrin said “I really love the international community we have on campus. Every week, I look forward to the coffee break that International Student Services puts on because there is always a different group of people, and it is just a great time.”

In regards to her future, Korrin has applied to the Peace Corps. If she receives an invitation, she will leave in June for Benin, Africa, where she will be a secondary education English teacher for 2 years.

 

Zachary Moore named

May Student of the Month

FREDONIA, N.Y. — May — Zachary Moore, of Lancaster, New York has been named Student of the Month for May by Residence Life.  Zachary was nominated for this award by Mr. Mark Mackey, Interim ResNet Coordinator and Veterans Affairs Administrator for his academic excellence, and outstanding service in the Resnet office.

Mr. Mackey spoke of Zachary’s work ethic and said that “He has excelled in taking on the new responsibilities of Senior Tech and has willingly passed on his experience and knowledge to the new employees. He has been a great asset helping me with my responsibilities.”

Zachary’s campus involvement includes the Coalition of Computer Enthusiasts, Nerf Club, and working for ResNet.  When asked his favorite thing about Fredonia, Zachary said “my department is my favorite thing. My professors have been amazing and the other undergrads are all amazing as well.”

In regards to his future, Zachary enlisted with the Navy as a 'Cryptologic Technician - Networks' specialized, that's an 8 year contract. He has also put in for a commission as an Information Warfare or Information Professional Officer.

Katlynn Cole named April Student of the Month
 

Katlynn Cole named April Student of the Month

 

Student of the Month Katlynn Cole (second from right), with (from left) Kevin Hahn, associate director of Residence Life; Mojtaba Seyedian, Chair of the Department of Business Administration, and Kathy Forster, director of Residence Life.

 

Katlynn Cole of Red Creek has been named Student of the Month for April by the Office of Residence Life. She was nominated for this award by Mojtaba Seyedian, chair of the Department of Business Administration, for her volunteer work, community outreach and outstanding academic performance.

Ms. Cole is President of the Fredonia Accounting Society and Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society. She is also a member of the Student Advisory Council, Golden Key International Honour Society and the Financial Management Association National Honor Society. In addition, she participates in a peer recruitment program and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Dr. Seyedian spoke of Ms. Cole’s volunteer work and dedication. “She has been an indispensable member of our Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Program for the past two years, generating thousands of dollars of refund for the poor and elderly members of the community.”

When asked about her favorite thing about Fredonia, she said the comfortable, home-like environment that is created by the students and professors on campus.

In regards to her future, Cole would like to continue to stay active in the groups she is currently a member of and get involved in more community service. After graduation she hopes to find a CPA firm in Buffalo or Rochester where she can pursue her career in Public Accountancy.

Holly Lavin named Student of the Month
April 2016

Holly Lavin named Student of the Month

Student of the Month Holly Lavin (third from right) with (from left)  Daniel Goodwin, assistant director of Residence Life/Townhouse coordinator; Kathy Forster, director of Residence Life; Distinguished Service Professor Jack Croxton, and Kevin Hahn, associate director of Residence Life.

Holly Lavin of Rochester, N.Y., has been named Student of the Month for March by the Office of Residence Life. She was nominated for this award by Distinguished Service Professor Jack Croxton for her campus and community outreach and her academic success.

Dr. Croxton spoke of Ms. Lavin’s contributions to an independent study research team. “I have been very impressed with Holly’s contribution thus far. She has been instrumental in helping the team decide on a research topic and determine an appropriate methodology. She has a developed a good rapport with her fellow students and I have enjoyed working with her.”

Lavin is very involved on campus. She is a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, volunteering with the residents at the WCA Assisted Living Facility and participating in the annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” fundraising event. She is also a member of Enactus’ “LIFE” Team, which gives her the opportunity to spend time with the children at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County and Dunkirk High School. In addition, Lavin is a member of Psi Chi, the international honor society in Psychology, and Sigma Delta Pi, the national honor society in Spanish.

When asked her favorite thing about Fredonia, she said “the acts of kindness that I see on campus every day.”

In regards to her future, Lavin’s goal is to work with children with disabilities. She has a particular interest in helping children with autism reach their full potential within their environment, and hopes to be accepted into the Master of Social Work graduate programs that she has applied to in order to further her education after graduation and reach her career goals.

Eann Robinson named February Student of the Month
 

Robinson named February Student of the Month

 

Director of Residence Life Kathy Forster with (from left) Student of the Month Eann Robinson and Vice President for Student Affairs David Herman.

 

Eann Robinson of Niagara Falls has been named Student of the Month for February by the Office of Residence Life. Robinson was nominated for this award by Transfer Advisor and Academic Advising Counselor Maegan Bishoff for his campus involvement and community service contributions.

Bishoff spoke of Robinson’s dedication to the student body, the Fredonia campus and community. “It is clear that Mr. Robinson’s passion and heart lies in helping students and the community and are great examples of what a Fredonian should be. He is one of my go to students and is a reliable, fun, and creative asset to this campus.”

Robinson is very involved on campus. He is the special liaison in Brother 2 Brother, the vice president of the Transfer Student Organization, the public relations chair of Black Student Union, a new transfer mentor, contributes to a radio show and is a student ambassador. He has participated in many community service events including Fall Sweep, Hanging of the Greens, Transfer Tailgate and Safe Halloween.

In regard to his future, Robinson wishes to start his own record label, and also wants to start a foundation to find a cure for lupus. Graduating this year, he plans to get the artist that he manages, Dmari, to the next level. In addition, Robinson would like to start a scholarship for students at his high school in Niagara Falls.

Yasuki Hirata named January Student of the Month

 

Yasuki Hirata named January Student of the Month

 

Yasuki Hirata, Student of the Month, (third from left) with (from left) Daniel Goodwin, assistant director of Residence Life/Townhouse Coordinator; Kathy Forster, director of Residence Life; Jacob Czelusta, assistant director for International Student Services; David Herman, vice president for Student Affairs, and Kevin Hahn, associate director of Residence Life.

 

Yasuki Hirata, of Otsu, Shiga, Japan, has been named January Student of the Month by Residence Life. He was nominated by Jacob Czelusta, assistant director of International Student Services.

Mr. Czelusta nominated Yasuki for his creation of and involvement in the Japanese Club and collaborative efforts with other campus groups. Yasuki spearheaded the creation of the Japanese Club, and serves as its current President. He also teaches Judo in a Karate Connection MMA class and is present in the Global Connections lounge.

When asked about his favorite thing about Fredonia, Yasuki said “My favorite thing about Fredonia is the people in the community who are really supportive. Since Fredonia is a small campus, I feel closeness with other students, faculty and staff members. They are all cooperative in helping each other.”

Yasuki will be graduating this May with his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management and will be returning to Japan to pursue a job with Panasonic. During the rest of his time at Fredonia, Yasuki hopes to make more people in the community interested in Japanese culture. In addition, he would like to offer information to those interested in studying abroad or visiting Japan in the future.

2015 Winners
Kaitlyn Piatek - October 2015
Dean Bavisotto - Sept. 2015
Tatianna Baker - April 2015
Sara Bartz - March 2015
Jillian Burgess - February 2015
2014 Winners
Morgan Hartley - Nov. 2014
Meghan Devine - October 2014
Briana Taddio - September 2014
Katharine Carney - April 2014
Hyungsuk Kang - March 2014
Mary Cappotelli - February 2014

Office of Residence Life

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