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.

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Name: Morsal Abawi
Class Status: Junior
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Activities: Secretary of R.A.C.E Organization (Reclassifying All Children Equally, ALPFA and NABA, Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority Inc., Mentor and Teaching Assistant at Albany High School, Reservations Assistant with the Student Involvement and Leadership Office.

Damilola Adeyemi

Name: Damilola Adeyemi
Class Status: Junior
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Spanish
Activities: Resident Assistant, Orientation Assistant, Academic Outreach Representative, Don't Walk Alone Captain, Albany Business Leaders Emerging (ABLE), Dean's List, Presidential Honors Society, Precizun Step Team

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

Marc Cohen

Name: Marc Cohen
Class Status: Sophomore
Major: Political Science
Minor: Philosophy
Activities: Student Association Chief of Staff, University Auxiliary Services (UAS), Vice Chair of Programming Committee for UAS, Judicial Conduct Board, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity

Ajon Crump

Name: Ajón D. Crump
Class Status: Junior
Major: Communications
Minor: Sociology
Activities: Student Association Director of Programming, UAlbany Football Team Manager, Phenomenal Voices, Albany State University Black Alliance (A.S.U.B.A), Middle Earth's Sexuality Week Committee

Name: Matthew Curran
Class Status: Graduate Student
Major: Master of Public Administration
Activities: Student Association Marketing Director, Rockefeller College Dean's Leadership Council, University Auxiliary Services (UAS) Board of Directors, Dean’s List, Presidential Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Alpha Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, Recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, President's Award for Leadership- Outstanding Senior Award 2013, Legislative intern in the Office of Congressman Peter King and NYS Senator John J. Flanagan

 

Name: Ryan DeVoe
Class Status: Junior
Major: Accounting and Business Administration (Financial Analyst Honors)
Activities: University at Albany School of Business Investment Group, Housing Manager for Residential Life, Circle K, Presidential Honor Society, Dean's List, Student Staff Advisory Board (Residential Life), Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), National Society of Collegiate Scholars

 

Name: Colin Gerner
Class Status: Senior
Major: Accounting
Minor: Business Administration
Activities: Honors College,  Former President and Vice President of Finance of Delta Sigma Pi, University at Albany Business Mentor Program, Ernst and Young LEAD Scholar Program, Career Fair Co-Host, DSP Open Chairman, Dean's List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, PwC Tax Associate (Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance), Project Belize Participant, and Ahtletic Facilities Student Assistant.

 

Name: Michael J. Gray II
Class Status: Senior
Major: Political Science
Minor: English
Activities: ASUBA Political Action Committee, SA Senator, SA Constituent Relations Committee, Information Desk Manager

 

Name: Cassandra Hamdan
Class Status: Senior
Major: Journalism
Minor: Political Science and Women's Studies
Activities: Housing Manager of Liberty Terrace, Orientation Assistant for Residential Life, Teaching Assistant for Feminism 101, President of JAPPA (Justice and Peace in Palestine Alliance), Fuerza Latina, Public Relations Chair of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. 

 

Name: Monica Kotowski
Class Status: Senior
Major: Honors Financial Analysis and Accounting
Activities: Delta Sigma Pi: Professional Business Fraternity, University at Albany School of Business Investment Group (UASBIG)

Nicholas Ketter

Name: Nicholas Ketter
Class Status: Sophomore
Major: Business
Minor: Economics
Activities: University at Albany Football Student-Athlete

Nicholas Mayes

Name: Nicholas Mayes
Class Status: Junior
Double Major: Financial Analyst Honors and Accounting
Activities: Presidential Scholar, Treasurer of Theta Delta Chi International Fraternity, Order of Omega National Honor Society, Founding Member of Bros United Mentoring Program, Special Projects Coordinator for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

 

Name: Nick Moore
Class Status: Senior
Major: Finance and Marketing
Minors: Economics and Financial Market Regulation
Activities: Senior Vice President of Delta Sigma Pi: Senior Analyst and Head of Public Relations for the University at Albany Business Investment Group, Former Intern for the Blackstone Group and The Ayco Company

 

Name: Meghan Nyman
Class Status: Graduate Student
Major: Public Administration
Activities: Graduate Assistant for UAlbany New Student Programs, President of the UAlbany Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, Rockefeller College Dean's Leadership Council, Recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

 Rachel ODonnell

Name: Rachel O'Donnell
Class Status: Sophomore
Major: Atmospheric Science
Minors: Mathematics
Activities: Honors College, Circle K International, Presidential Honor Society, American Meteorological Society, Albany Business Leaders Emerging (ABLE), UAlbany Astronomical Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

Tulio Palacios

Name: Tulia Palacios
Class Status: Senior
Major: Political Science/Social Welfare
Activities: Resident Assistant, Project Excel mentor,Outreach for Cornerstone Ministry and Student Assistant for Career Services.

Christian Palmer

Name: Christian B. Palma
Class Status: Sophomore
Major: Management/Marketing
Activities: Department of Residential Life, Fashion Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (FACE), Student Association, EOP Administrative Student Council (ESAC) and ALPFA

Maria Randazzo

Name: Maria Randazzo
Class Status: Sophomore
Major: Criminal Justice
Activities: Wellness Assistant/Department of Residential Life, Albany Criminal Justice Association, Presidential Honor Society, Lab Research Assistant for Professor Cynthia Najdowski

 

 

Name: Smiley Rojas-Nunez
Class Status: Senior
Major: Accounting
Minor: Latin American Caribbean Studies
Activities: Founder and President of the ALPFA UAlbany Chapter, Resident Assistant on Indian Quad, Peer Mentor for the Office of Access and Academic Enrichment, Performer with the Albany Salsa Club.

 Ryan Stern

Name: Ryan Stern
Class Status: Junior
Major: Financial Analysis Honors Program/Accounting
Activities: Senior Analyst and Technology Sector Head at UAlbany School of Business Investment Group, Albany Running Exchange, Swim Club

 

 Shaquan Womack

Name: Shaquan Womack
Class Status: Junior
Major: Education
Activities: Senior Resident Assistant, Orientation Assistant, Academic Outreach Liaison, NASPA Fellows

 

 Najwa Zarook

Name: Najwa Zarook
Class Status: Junior
Major: Accounting and Business Administration
Minor: Marketing/Management
Activities: Vice President of the School of Business Dean's Leadership Council, Secretary of Albany Business Leaders Emerging (ABLE), Primary Representative for the Direct Admits to the School of Business, EY LEAD Scholar's Program, Dean's List, President's Scholarship Recipient, Zelin Family Endowed Scholarship Recipient and Spellman Academic Achievement Award