Students and Employees Honored by Student Government Association at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, NJ (May 14,2007)- The Student Government Association (SGA) at the College at Florham of Fairleigh Dickinson University honored both employees and students at their annual Maddy Awards Ceremony. The Maddy Awards recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions, service, and unselfish dedication to the student body, the University Community, and specifically, the College at Florham.
Dr. Brenda Jackson, Dean of Students, was chosen by the members of the SGA as Staff Member of the Year. To be eligible for the Staff Member of the Year Award, an individual must have been employed by the College at Florham for a minimum of two years and cannot have won the award in the previous year.
Prof. Stephen Hollis, Theatre Professor and Director, was chosen by the members of the SGA as the Faculty Member of The Year. To be eligible for the Faculty Member of The Year Award, a faculty member must have worked at the College at Florham for a minimum of two years.
Sarah Azavedo, Director of the Office of Student Life, was chosen by the members of the SGA as the Advisor of the Year. To be eligible for the Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award, an individual must have been employed by the College at Florham for a minimum of two years and cannot have won the award in the previous year.
Betty Barrett, Administrative Assistant Office of Residents Life, was selected by Mark Bullock, current SGA Auditor, for the Auditor’s Choice Award.
“Betty was chosen in recognition of the many ways in which she goes above and beyond as the administrative assistant for the Office of Residence Life. Last year, while the office was desperately understaffed, Betty took on additional duties and responsibilities in order to help the office function without shortchanging the students, their families, and the RA staff. She manages to solve problems with ease and is able to comfort even the most upset by listening to and caring about everyone that comes into the office.”
Garrett Gilbert, graduating senior and former President of the SGA was chosen by SGA President David Storicks for the President’s Choice Award.
“I chose Garrett because his friendship is equal to his abilities as a student leader, and being this years pinnacle award recipient tells you just how strong that friendship is.”
Joyce Osanyinlusi was chosen by the members of the SGA as the Outstanding Student Leader of the Year. Joyce is the current president of Fairleigh Dickinson’s chapter of the Association of Black Collegians.
Angela Barrett was chosen by the members of the SGA as the winner of Outstanding Contributions to the Community. Angela has served as the editor-in-chief of The Metro, FDU’s College at Florham newspaper since 2004. She has been named as an Edgar J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar every year since 2003 and is a member of Phi Omega Epsilon, Fairleigh Dickinson’s Senior Honor Society.
Frank Emslie, who played basketball for the Division III College at Florham Devils, was chosen as Outstanding Male Athlete of The Year. Frank was Freedom Conference Player of the Year, First Team All NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches), Second Team All ECAC Metro-Region, and Third Team all Metropolitan Area. In the 2006-2007 season, he was Conference Player of the Week three times, and ranked first in three-point baskets made, second in three-point baskets per game, third in free throw percentage, fifth in assists to turnover ratio, fifth in scoring, and fifth in assists per game. Nationally, he was fiftieth in three-point field goal percentage (.381) and 63rd in free throw percentage (.835).
Kathleen Rivera, who played soccer for the Division III College at Florham Devils, was chosen by the members of the SGA as the Outstanding Female Athlete of The Year. Kathleen was First Team All-Freedom Conference for the 2006-2007 season. She was selected as a D3kicks.com Mid-Atlantic All- Region First Team player, and she holds the Fairleigh Dickinson All-Time Record for Career Assists (19). Kathleen was the anchor of a defense that ranked fourth in the conference in goals against average (1.20).
In order to be selected as the Outstanding Student Athlete of the Year, an athlete must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a fulltime undergraduate student. The individual must have demonstrated superior athletic ability, a history of contributing to the athletic program, and leadership in their role on their team.