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SBU Students from Rocky Point, Shoreham Lauded by SUNY Chancellor

Students honored with SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence.

Stony Brook University students Alexandra Santiago, of Rocky Point and Briana Locicero, Shoreham, were among 14 honored by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher with the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

The students were presented with the award, designed to recognize students with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement or career achievements, on April 4 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

“The students we honor today have strong records of achievement as student leaders, scholar athletes, aspiring artists and community volunteers,” Zimpher said. “By exhibiting excellence in class, on campus and in their local communities, these students truly represent the power of SUNY, and we honor them with great pride. Congratulations to all the students being recognized today.”

Locicero, majoring in philosophy, is a Chill peer educator, a teaching assistant, a Student Health Advisory Committee member and has served as an EMT-B on the Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Briana received the Andrea Roher Scholarship Award (2011), presented research at the American Epilepsy Society meeting and participated in Study Abroad: Costa Rica.

Santiago is a member of the University Scholars program and majors in environmental studies/environmental humanities. She is a student ambassador, a senator in Undergraduate Student Government, a member of the Environmental Club, and an outreach coordinator for the Office of Sustainability.

The Rocky Point native was a Power Shift 2011 co-coordinator, a Global Water Brigades Volunteer in Honduras, and was selected as a JFEW SUNY Levin Institute intern and scholar. She received the Jeffrey Eng Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Sciences (2011) and participated in Study Abroad: Tanzania and Italy.

“I am incredibly proud of our students who have won SUNY’s highest student honor,” said Charles Robbins, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Stony Brook University. “We submitted 14 nominations and all were selected."

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