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ECC pair selected as SUNY Emerging Leader Award winners

Friday, October 19, 2012

BUFFALO - Erie Community College is proud to announce that two of its students - Buffalo's Samuel Koch and Lackawanna's Shantell Nezezon - have been selected to receive two of the State University of New York's inaugural Emerging Leader Awards.

The SUNY Emerging Leader Award was established this year to honor SUNY students who have best demonstrated significant leadership within their campus and community based on one or more of SUNY's six Big Ideas from the SUNY Strategic Plan. Categories include Entrepreneurial Century, Seamless Education Pipeline, Healthier New York, Energy-Smart New York, Vibrant Community, and the World.

Koch (a Business Administration student at South Campus) and Nezezon (a Recreation Leadership student at South Campus) were nominated for the award by their peers and faculty at ECC. As a result of their selection, the two students will represent the college at the SUNY Student Leadership Institute, scheduled for November 2nd through the 4th in East Syracuse, New York as part of the SUNY Student Assembly Conference.

Since 1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the state's SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC's faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and partnership.


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