Top Daemen Student Leaders Receive Honors

May 11, 2014

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Paula Witherell
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Daemen College
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AMHERST, N.Y. -- Outstanding student leaders in clubs, organizations and departments across the Daemen College campus were recognized May 1 at an awards luncheon hosted by the Office of Student Affairs. Graduating senior leaders in undergraduate programs will be recognized at the college’s baccalaureate awards ceremony on May 16.

Recipients of 2014 Daemen Student Leadership Awards are:


  • Sarah Lang of Ontario, N.Y.
  • Samantha Maiarana of East Amherst

Alumni Relations/Student Alumni Ambassadors

  • Kyle Backal of Canandaigua
  • Jemilia Grant of Springfield Gardens
  • Brittany Jensen of Penn Yan
  • Hollie Kishel of Orchard Park
  • Annie Skrobacz of Olean
  • Ayana Williams of Buffalo

Athletics Department

  • Samuel Rugg of Freeville

Athletic Training Student Association

  • Ryan Bohn of Olean

Campus Ministry

  • Tracey Pamphile of Brooklyn
  • LaQuisha Pompey of Buffalo

Career Services

  • Ellen Banks of Bronx
  • Tyler Vanice of Akron

Chinese Culture Club

  • Peiheng Wan of Snyder
  • Ye Wang of Amherst

Conferences and Events

  • Thomas Wilkie of Buffalo

Global Programs Office

  • Heather Williams of Buffalo
  • Amber Zielinski of Lackawanna

Lambda Chi Lota

  • Angela Deoki of South Richmond Hill
  • Jessica Todd of Rochester

LEADS Center

  • Kulthurum Bundala of Buffalo
  • Natalie Ennis of North Tonawanda
  • Jennifer Karnyski of Lancaster
  • Xavier Long of Brooklyn
  • Callie O'Connor of Alden
  • Caitlin Scheeler of Elma
  • Aman Shamaa of Williamsville

Omega Epsilon Zeta

  • Brendan Altman Cosgrove of Snyder

Peer Mentor

  • Joanna Cross of Amherst

Residence Life

  • Nicole DeLiberis of Coventry, R.I.
  • Jennifer Karnyski of Lancaster

Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta

  • Sarah Luparello of Williamsville

Society for Human Resource Management

  • Samantha Maiarana of East Amherst

Sport Management

  • Devontae James of Rochester
  • Michael Kurtz of Cheektowaga
  • Deion McFadden of Rochester

Student Activities

  • Maverick Cummings of Farmington
  • Hollie Kishel of Orchard Park

Student Affairs

  • Jemila Grant of Springfield Gardens
  • Kristen Higgason of Taunton, Mass.

Student Physical Therapy Association

  • Lauren Billotti of Buffalo
  • Justin Kozlowski of Dunkirk

Voices of Zion

  • Tracey Pamphile of Brooklyn
  • Laquisha Pompey of Buffalo

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