AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College recognized outstanding student leaders in clubs, organizations, and departments at the college’s annual Student Leadership Awards luncheon held on May 3.
“Our student leaders at Daemen are among some of the most impressive in the nation,” said Dr. Greg Nayor, vice president for student affairs. “This celebration is one of my favorite events of the year and gives our campus community the opportunity to recognize the achievements and contributions of these exemplary students.”
Daemen’s 2018 Chris Malik Student Leader of the Year Award was presented to Rachel Shapiro of Tonawanda. The award, renamed this year in honor of the college’s long-time director of student activities, recognizes a student who has exhibited extraordinary efforts and achievements in student life at the college.
The event, which was hosted by the Office of Student Affairs, also included Daemen’s fourth annual gavel ceremony to officially transfer responsibilities from the outgoing to the newly elected president of the Daemen Student Association.
Alumni Relations/Student Alumni Ambassadors
Arthur O. Eve HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program)
Eaglettes SOS Award for Outstanding Female Leadership
Housing and Residence Life
Lambda Chi Lota
LEADS (Leadership and Empowerment for the Active Development of Students)
SMART Squad (Students Mentored to Assist With Resources in Technology)
Student Physical Therapy Association
Student Success Center/Peer Mentor Program
Vision for Success
For the gavel ceremony, outgoing president Hugo Juarez of Ridgewood, passed the gavel to Mikayla Otero of Newark, who has been elected to serve as the 2018-19 Student Association president.
Other newly elected officers for the Student Association Executive Board are Ricardo Marquez of Los Angeles, vice president; Telena Smith of Brooklyn, treasurer; and Tori Newman Campbell of Brooklyn, secretary.