UAlbany President's Awards Spring 2022

UAlbany President's Awards for Leadership Abound for Cultural Connections, their Officers and Deserving International Students

Several students standing in traditional cultural clothing from different countries(CIEGS, March 14, 2022) Cultural Connections student organization advised by ISSS has thrived this year under the leadership of their President Nina Tran. She and other executive board officers - Zaineb Ahmed (Vice President), Sunnah Yasin (Secretary) and Cami Tran (Treasurer) organized numerous cultural, educational and social activities, including their inaugural Cultural Connections Festival during International Education Week in November (IEW) 2021. These four student leaders began their journey together at Colonie High School as student leaders raising awareness of countries and cultures all around the world. Joined by other members of the executive board, Rouxin Zhu and Kristina Karamchand, and graduate assistants Chengyun Meng and Drew Somoray, these leaders have propelled forward Cultural Connections and earned their organization the special designation of the President's Awards for Leadership - Cultural Awareness. As noteworthy are Nina and Cami who are recipients of the President's Awards for Leadership: Outstanding Senior Award and the International Student Leadership Award (Nina), and Great Dane Award (Cami) respectively. 

We also have the amazing honor of congratulating several of our very own international student recipients of the UAlbany President's Awards for Leadership. Their friends, family and community should be very proud of these distinguished honors:

  • Catherine Devaney - University Governance Leadership Award
  • Sri Sowmiyaa Ganeshaan - Great Dane Award
  • Pallavi Khurana - Academic Leadership Award
  • Kavipriya Kovai Palanivel - Outstanding Senior Award
  • Sevinj Mursalova - Great Dane Award
  • Che-Doni Platt - Outstanding Senior Award and International Student Leadership Award
  • Khem Sedhai - Great Dane Award

Join us in congratulating all of our 2022 President's Awards for Leadership honorees for their accomplishments and University accolades for student and organization leadership. Please support them by attending the President's Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10 am in SEFCU Arena on the UAlbany campus. Go Great Danes and our leadership award honorees!