Student Achievement Award
2006 to 2007
University of Arizona to University of Washington 2006-2007
Claire went to the University of Washington in her senior year to take advantage of the oceanography program. She wrote a research paper on the effects of anoxia on Hood canal. Based on her performance she was invited to enroll in an Oceanographic Field Experiments course designing an experiment investigating three unusual features of the bathymetry of the seafloor near Ediz Hook. Her winter quarter class work earned her an invitation to join a group of researchers working on a National Science Foundation grant in Antarctica to study the relationship between glacial retreat and the rate of sedimentation in fjords near the ice which included a five-week cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula.
Claire was also the co-editor of the Oceanography Department's undergraduate magazine, Depth.
Jannisse J. Figueroa - Gay
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez to University of New Hampshire 2006-2007
Major: Chemical Engineering
As a junior, Jannisse used her experience in engineering to become part of a team of students who worked to get several buildings of the University of New Hampshire the Energy Star rating given by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Using EPA software the team conducted energy audits. They were able to get the first academic building built in 1910 energy star rated. Now there are eight buildings on the UNH campus that are energy star rated. Jannisse is a Hispanic woman in the sciences who made a difference on a predominantly white campus.
University of the Virgin Islands to SUNY Plattsburgh 2006-2007
Major: Business Administration
Athaliah was on exchange during her junior year and on the Dean's List each of her 18 hour semesters. Focusing on marketing while involving herself in the life of the Plattsburgh campus she was inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha National Marketing Honor Society. That honor was the result of academic excellence in the marketing division. She became Vice President of Membership for the Plattsburgh State Collegiate American Marketing Association, co-chairing Plattsburgh's 21st Annual Champy Advertising Awards and conducting and analyzing marketing research on awareness and poverty in Clinton County for JCEO. In addition she was part of the advertising team that presented the advertising campaign for American Cancer Society's Plattsburgh Relay for Life and researched a project to observe consumer behavior at the Financial Aid and Student Accounts Office.
On campus she performed with the Jedi Dance Team for Take Back the Night. She followed her exchange with a summer Internship in Creative Product Development in NYC at Croscill Home fashions.