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Residence Life Student Recognition Programs


Student of the Month

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. The perennial plaques hung in the Office of Residence Life list the names of all SOM award winners from February 2003 to present. Student award recipients are honored with a certificate and invited to a luncheon in Cranston Marché. If you wish to nominate someone for Student of the Month, please fill out the nomination form.

Emilee Stenson named September 2020 Student of the Month 

Student of the Month

Emilee Stenson, a student from Attica, NY, has been named Student of the Month for September by Residence Life. Emilee was nominated for this award by Jeanette McVicker, a professor in the English department because she is a “stellar, inquisitive, intellectually curious and incredibly responsible Honors student”.

Emilee majors in Molecular Genetics and minors in Chemistry and English. She does Undergraduate Research in Virginia Woolf with Dr. Jeanette McVicker and in Cancer Biology in Dr. Nicholas Quintyne’s lab. In addition to that, she is a member of the Fredonia Honors Program, Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Health Professions Club. She is also a Learning Center tutor in Biology and Chemistry, Student Ambassador, Cell Biology Teaching Assistant, and a Patient Care Aide at Brooks Hospital. Outside of school and work, she enjoys hiking, being outdoors, playing saxophone, and writing!

When asked her favorite things about Fredonia, Emilee stated “there’s so much that I’ve loved about Fredonia in the years I’ve been here! I love the Science Center, the campus itself, the opportunities to do research, working with a variety of professors, getting involved in activities on campus, and all of the awesome friends that I’ve made”. Emilee’s goals after graduation in May is to participate in the post-baccalaureate medical research program through the NIH. Following that year of research, she plans on attending medical school to become a doctor in emergency medicine, while continuing to do research and activism/advocacy work.

RA of the Month

Resident Assistants are in the unique position to connect with our students on both a personal and professional level. RA of the Month recognizes these students who have gone above and beyond for their residents and fellow staff members while keeping the university's Baccalaureate Goals in mind. If you wish to nominate an RA, please fill out the nomination form.


Program of the Month

At present, Program of the Month nominations can be submitted in 3 distinct categories: CAPE program, social justice program, and community builder program based around the Resident Assistant Programming Model. Programs will be evaluated by the committee and winners will be chosen every month. RA's will be notified of appropriate dates for submissions as well as the criteria evaluated on.

The Honors Student of the Month Program is a collaboration between the Honors Program and Honors House, which is part of the Office of Residence Life.  This program is a wonderful addition to the Student of the Month Program, begun in Spring 2003 to recognize outstanding SUNY Fredonia students. This year, the Honors Student of the Month Committee will recognize students with accomplishments in one or more program pillars: Learn. Lead. Live. Nominations of students who embody or intentionally support our campus in honoring diversity, enhancing wellness, and promoting career-readiness are especially encouraged.

The student selected as the Honors Student of the Month will receive a gift card to the Bookstore and a certificate. In addition, the student’s name will be engraved on a plaque that will hang in the Office of Residence Life, and the student will have a biographical article published in the Campus Report. 

To nominate a student, please fill out this nomination form.

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