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Members of Purple & Gold serve as ambassadors for the University. Their diverse backgrounds and interests reflect the diverse culture of the University and its student body

 

Name: Victoria Bonds
Class Status: Senior
Major: Social Welfare
Minor: Public Policy
Activities: Housing Manager, Project Excel Mentor, Member of Tau Sigma Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Vice President of Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, Member of Reclassifying All Children Equally (R.A.C.E.), Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), Student Association Student Group Affairs Director, NASPA Fellow.

Name: Whitney Brown
Class Status: Graduate Student
Program:
Master of Public Administration
Minor: Spanish
Activities: Graduate Assistant to the Vice President for Student Success, Assessment Council, UAlbany Spirit Committee, Omicron Delta Kappa

Name: Tom Buonincontri
Class Status: Junior
Major: Accounting
Minor: Business Administration
Activities: Honors College, Dean’s List, Presidential Honor Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Wellness Assistant for Residential Life

Name: Oluwatoyin Busari
Class Status: Senior
Major: Human Biology
Activities: Residential Life Resident Assistant,
Presidential Honor Society

  

Name: Matthew Curran
Class Status: Sophomore
Major: Public Policy
Activities: Student Association Director of Marketing, Dean’s List, Presidential Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Legislative intern in the office of Senator John J. Flanagan, Albany Business Leaders Emerging (ABLE), Pre-Law Association.

Name: David Gold
Class Status: Sophomore
Major: Psychology (Pre-Dental)
Minor: Chemistry
Activities: Pre-Dental Club Treasurer, Presidential Honors Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pre-med Club, Hillel, Albany Business Leaders Emerge (ABLE)

Name: Emma J. Guzman
Class Status: Junior
Major: Human Biology
Minor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Activities: Vice President of Tau Sigma National Honor Society, Vice President of Knemesis Dance Crew, Project Excel Mentor, Presidental Honor Society, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Pre-Dental Club, Fuerza Latina, C-STEP, Researcher at the Pharmaceutical Research Institute

Name: Ian Ellis-Jones
Class Status: Senior
Majors: Financial Analysis and Accounting
Activities: School of Business Investment Group, Cross-Country, Delta Sigma Pi: International Professional Business Fraternity, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Presidential Honors Society

Name: Simeon Kawakami
Class Status: Senior
Majors: Financial Analysis and Accounting
Activities: Presidential Honors Society, Honors College Governing Board, Intramural Soccer, Department of Residential Life, Newman Association, UAlbany Business School Investment Group

 

Name: Meghan Nyman
Class Status: Senior
Major: Public Policy (Urban Issues Concentration)
Minor: Spanish
Activities: Orientation Assistant, Tour Guide, Honors College, Presidential Honors Society, College Democrats, University Dance Council, Dean's List, Recipient of 2010 President's Award for Leadership (Spirit Award)

 

 

Name: Chris Onuorah
Class Status: Senior
Major: Information Science
Minors: Music, Business
Activities: Residential Life Resident Assistant, Project Excel Peer Mentor, DREAM Org. C-STEP, Chi Alpha Epsilon, CASA, Omicron Delta Kappa, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Presidential Honor Society

 

Name: Kay Peat
Class Status: Junior
Major: Human Biology
Minor: Communication
Activities: Tour Guide, Dean's List, C-STEP, Chi Alpha Epsilon

 

Name: John-Raphael Pichardo II
Class Status: Senior
Major: Political Science
Minor: Music
Activities: Fuerza Latina, National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Trainer, Resident Assistant, NASPA Fellow, Division of Student Success Strategic Planning Committee , Spirit Street Team, Dean's List, Spellman Award Recipient, Omnicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha

 

Name: Salina A. Rivera
Class Status: Junior
Majors: Psychology and Criminal Justice
Activities: Indian Quad Resident Assistant, Orientation Assistant, Sister of Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority, NSPA Fellow, Gender and Sexuality Concerns Director

 

Name: Leah Rotella
Class Status: Graduate Student
Program: Master of Science in Secondary Education - Adolescent Spanish 7-12
Activities: Graduate Assistant for Residential Life, Student Involvement and Leadership - Emerging Student Leaders Program, Cornerstone Campus Ministry, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Delta Pi

 

Name: Ryan Selock
Class Status: Senior
Majors: Psychology and Criminal Justice
Activities: Vice President of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Omnicron Delta Kappa, UAlbany Dance Team, University Dance Council, University Chorale, National Society for Collegiate Scholars, Students of Albany Against Cancer

 

Name: Lauren Stern
Class Status: Junior
Major: Theater (Concentration in Stage Management)
Minor: Theatre
Activities: Office of Student Involvement Leadership Coordinator and Information Desk Manager, Assistant Production Manager and Stage Manager for UAlbany Theatre Department, Production Manager of Theatre Council

Name: Lauren Ursaki
Class Status: Junior
Major: Accounting
Minor: Business Administration
Activities: Delta Sigma Pi International Professional Business Fraternity, Dean’s List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Name: Sara Ventura
Class Status: Junior
Majors: Journalism and Documentary Studies
Minor: Japanese Studies
Activities: Founder and President of the UAlbany Society of Professional Journalists, Editor-in-Chief of the UAlbany Sentinel, Public Relations chair of the Japanese Student Association, Albany Student Television, University Dance Council, Emerging Student Leaders Program

Name: Arianna Lyn Wedin
Class Status: Junior
Majors: Biology and History
Activities: President of Circle K, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Honors College, Founder of I Care Kits-Honors College Service Project, Pre-Med Club, Newman Association, St. Peter's Hospital Volunteer

Name: Samantha M. West
Class Status: Graduate Student
Major: Accounting
Minor: Business, Spanish
Activities: Dean’s Leadership Council, American Marketing Association, Student Advisory Board, Athletic Academic Tutor

Name: Sophie Whalen
Class Status: Junior
Major: History
Minors: Education and Psychology
Activities: Orientation Assistant, Future Educators of America