Student of the Month

SUNY Fredonia Student of the Month Program

The Student of the Month program began in 2003 to recognize students’ success and dedication in both the classroom and the community. The committee is comprised of administrative employees as well as residence hall directors.

 Student of the Month

From Left to Right: Mark Suida, Samantha Jemiolo, and Dr. David Herman


Office of Residence Life names

Samantha Jemiolo

October 2013 Students of the Month

FREDONIA, N.Y. — December 12 — Samantha Jemiolo, of Orchard Park, N.Y., has been named Student of the Month for November by Residence Life. Samantha was nominated for this award by Mark Suida, Assistant Director of Campus Life and Coordinator of the Leadership Studies Minor, because of her “positive attitude and competence.”

Samantha, a Psychology major with a minor in Sociology, has a list of various activities on and off campus. Samantha is the president of our campus Golden Key International Honor Society, a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Psi Chi. Mark says that “Samantha is extremely intelligent and has a great work ethic.” She has participated in numerous campus activities within her major; most recently she completed a study on the effects of Parent-Child Shared Reading programs on the underprivileged families which she presented her findings at the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychological Conference. Samantha is also a member of Operation Smile, the Young Life Leaders and is a psychology tutor in the Learning Center.

When not involved on campus Samantha is a nurse’s volunteer assistant at the Jericho Road Medical Practice. She has also been to Honduras and Costa Rico on medical mission trips working in patient care clinics and in the pharmacy. Samantha is also a staff volunteer at the Every Woman Opportunity Center, a summer staff member at Young Life camp and a tutor at a Dunkirk elementary school working with fourth graders.

When asked her favorite thing about Fredonia, Samantha wrote, “my favorite thing about Fredonia is the campus community. The people I have met at Fredonia have become like family to me.” She also added “Fredonia offers a truly collegiate experience, professors are always offering tremendous support; socially, academically and personally.” Samantha will graduate in the spring and has applied to an Accelerated Post Graduate Bachelors in Nursing Program. Her goal is to become a RN within a year and a half and plans to pursue her Nurse Practitioners Degree to work with underprivileged populations.

The Student of the Month program was implemented in 2003 to recognize students who are well-rounded, excel in their academics and contribute positively to the campus and community.


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