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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.

Jaaniki Golebiowski named September 2019 Student of the Month 

Student of the Month

Jaaniki Golebiowski of Johnson City, NY, has been named Student of the Month for September by Residence Life. Jaaniki was nominated for this award by Raleigh Hawk, Acting Ticketing and Customer Service Manager in the Rockefeller Arts Center, because she is “very academically minded and devotes herself to her studies” 

Jaaniki, a Theater Arts & Video Production major has worked for the past year as both a House Manager with RAC & a Ticketing Supervisor with the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office. She makes it a point to help those in need whether they are patrons, or other student employees. “I know that I can always trust her judgement and understanding in helping people that are guests on campus enjoy themselves to the fullest and giving not only Rockefeller Arts Center but Fredonia as a whole a great name” says Raleigh Hawk. 

Mr. Hawk states that Jaaniki is always enthusiastic when speaking of her school work, and always strives for the best grade she can in class. Jaaniki carries a 3.85 GPA which is quite impressive considering that she is also involved I clubs such as Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Alpha PSI Omega Theater Organization, Golden Key International Honor Society to name a few.

When asked her favorite things about Fredonia, Jaaniki stated “I love that I get to be able to do a lot of different things and like the campus a lot. Jaaniki’s future goal is to get a job at a film company or to be a writer.  

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.

Leanna Hess named September 2019 RA of the Month

RA of the Month

Leanna Hess, senior finance major, was selected as the August/September Resident Assistant of the Month. Leanna has been an RA in Kasling Hall for four semesters, and was nominated by her Residence Director, Alyssa Stephens. With her positivity, creativity, and presence in the hall community, Leanna serves as a role model for both her fellow staff members and the residents she oversees. Leanna is consistent, responsible, and works diligently to connect with others and build community. Congratulations, Leanna!

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.

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