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Lanford Prize to be awarded to Antonio Regulier
Monday, May 11, 2015

Lanford Prize to be awarded to Antonio Regulier

Antonio Regulier with Esther Lanford, holding a photo of former President Oscar Lanford.

Antonio Regulier is the recipient of the 2015 Lanford Presidential Prize from the Oscar and Esther Lanford Endowment of the Fredonia College Foundation. The award will be presented at the afternoon Commencement ceremony on May 16.

The award, generously created and endowed by the late President Emeritus Oscar E. Lanford and Mrs. Lanford, recognizes a member of the graduating class who has exhibited balanced achievement and exemplifies Fredonia’s ideals.

Mr. Regulier, a Haitian native from Roosevelt, N.Y., is completing concurrent degrees with majors in Social Work and English, as well as minors in Leadership Studies, American Studies, Public Health, Sociology and African American Studies. He was also a participant in the Honors program and Leadership Development Program while at Fredonia. His leadership and campus and community activities are extensive, including serving as president of the Student Association and the Fredonia Chapter of Amnesty International; vice president of Brother to Brother Club; chair of Diversity Relations Committee; a member of the Fredonia Mock Trial team, Undergraduate Alumni Council, Golden Key International Honour Society, events chair for the Black Student Union, a Student Ambassador, Summer Orientation Leader and student manager in the Office of Campus Life; and a tutor with the Upward Bound Program at Dunkirk High School.

Also a Keeper of the Dream Scholar at Fredonia, Regulier has received many honors and awards, including the SUNY Association of Council Members and College Trustees Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship, Robert E. Coon Recognition Award, 100 Black Men of America Future Leader Scholarship, L. Michael Dimitri Scholarship, and the Mamie and Ira Jordan Minority Scholastic Achievement Award. He has been inducted into the honor societies of Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Phi Alpha Theta and Alpha Lambda Delta, and the Alma Mater Society, and was selected by the Fredonia Rotary chapter to participate in a regional Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp.

With Dr. Rolanda Ward, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice, Regulier has conducted collaborative research on child welfare in New York State. He serves as a student representative to the National Association of Social Workers of New York State Chapter Board of Directors. After graduation, Regulier plans to pursue an advanced standing Master of Social Work degree and a Juris Doctor in International Law.

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