Thursday, September 5, 2013

Verrazano Student Representative Candidates For Advisory Committee

The Honors Advisory Committee, comprised of faculty from every academic department as well as staff from various offices on campus, meets monthly during the academic year to provide guidance for The Verrazano School Honors Program as well as Macaulay Honors College.  Professor Liu is the Director of both The Verrazano School and Macaulay Honors College here at CSI so the committee serves both programs.   We are holding elections for a Verrazano student representative to serve on the Honors Advisory Committee for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Responsibilities of the elected student representative include:

  • Attend meetings (one Tuesday per month during the academic year)
  • Review agenda items and minutes
  • Contribute productively to conversations during the meeting
  • Report back to Verrazano students
  • Vote on some issues (not curricular)
This is an elected position, and there will be a representative and an alternate selected.  The student with the highest number of votes will be the representative for the current academic candidate statements are included below.

Voting will be open through Friday, September 13th at noon.

Please cast your vote in the Verrazano office. 

Honors Advisory Committee Verrazano Student Representative Candidates 

Juliet Nana Esi Baidoo

Class of 2015

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Psychology

I am a chemistry major who does research in the neuroscience department on brain tumors, works as a Student Ambassador for the college, and also volunteers at the emergency department of the Staten Island University Hospital.  It is a bit difficult to balance these with my classes and attain the necessary grades. However, I do my very best to keep up with these and also maintain a good GPA. I have been through several experiences in life which have brought me this far and will help make a difference in the lives of many students. These experiences, coupled with my personality (outspoken, outgoing, hard working, excellent leadership and communication skills, confident, etc), makes me an excellent candidate to serve on the Honors Advisory Committee as a representative of the Verrazano student body for the 2013-2014 academic year. I therefore hope to be considered for this position because I believe I can help bring some positive improvements in the lives of many, if not all. Thank you!

Gabriella De Marinis

Class of 2014

Major: Biology

Minor: Psychology

During my tenure at CSI, I was afforded the opportunity to become a member of the Emerging Leaders Program. This program taught me the necessary and essential skills needed to become a successful leader in today’s highly competitive professional environments.  As a result of the program, I resurrected CSI’s Pre-Dental Association, which had been inactive for approximately two year, and I currently hold the top post of President.  Being the head of a new organization is very difficult and I was forced to face many obstacles along the way, but by utilizing the skills I acquired through my training and my sheer tenacity, I was able to put the Pre-Dental Association on the path to success.  As Verrazano Student Representative, I will go above and beyond the call of duty, educating prospective members on all that the school has to offer.  I pride myself on the caliber of my character and am a passionate and motivated individual who delivers on her commitments.  My motivation, enthusiasm, and discipline sets me apart from the crowd and I would appreciate the opportunity to be considered as the next addition to the Honors Advisory Committee.  Thank you for your consideration.

Megan Ernst

Class of 2014

Major: Business Management

Minor(s): Marketing, Studio Art

I am an excellent candidate for this position because I have experience as a club representative and have served as a Verrazano representative at numerous events in the past three years. I am also a very neat and organized person and am more than capable of asking effective questions and relaying information back to the study body.  As a senior, I want to stay involved in the Verrazano and CSI community after graduation. It is my goal to contribute to conversations and decisions that will positively affect the future of the Verrazano School.    

Fitore Halili

Class of 2015

Major: Nursing

Being chosen to represent the Verrazano student body for the 2013-2014 academic year would be a great privilege. I feel as though I would be a good candidate for this position because I have worked hard to be where I am today and from my experiences, I feel like I would be able to bring new ideas to the table on how to improve this already outstanding Verrazano program. Even with a busy schedule I will make time to talk and hear what my fellow classmates have to say and I will represent the students that belong to the Verrazano school as best as I can. I would be delighted to serve on the Honors Advisory Committee and am looking forward to working even harder to make sure my classmates' questions, ideas, and concerns are heard!      

Adriane Musacchio

Class of 2015   

Major(s): Dramatic Arts, History/Secondary Education   

Achiever, leader, and hard worker are all words I can use to describe myself. As a college student I am dedicated to excelling in my academic career as well as achieving my personal goals. As a Dramatic Arts, History, and Secondary Education major, I consider myself to be a well-rounded student who understands things from several different perspectives. I believe that these are all characteristics that a representative of the Honors Advisory Committee should have. As a representative, I would bring my enthusiastic and positive attitude to each meeting, attentively review the agenda, actively contribute to conversations, truthfully share my opinions on issues, and would eagerly reach out and report back to Verrazano students. It would truly be an honor if I were chosen to serve on the Honors Advisory Committee.

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