Wegmans Leadership Recognition Banquet 2011
Elizabeth McGarry, Director of Campus Life
April 12, 2011
Filed under Campus Life
The 2011 Wegmans Leadership Recognition Banquet took place on Friday April 1st at Taste in downtown Albany. The annual event, sponsored by Wegmans, recognizes the hard work and dedication of our student leaders, as well as the faculty, staff and administration who support and encourage the leadership endeavors of our students.
It’s a great time to acknowledge all of the efforts, energy and accomplishments of many of our students involved in clubs, organizations, and other leadership roles on campus. Students in attendance represented the athletic teams, orientation, SGA, clubs, professional organizations, the residence life staff, and peer mentors. The SGA Executive Board organizes and facilitates the event, and closing remarks were given by Dr. Gozzo.
A note from Liz to the students:
To all of the 6th year student leaders, thank you for making the effort to attend the banquet. You are an example that just because you’re not on campus, doesn’t mean there are no more opportunities to get involved and be leaders. You helped institute a new, hopefully annual, event-Senior Week. And your class is the first one in years than I can remember that has coordinated such an amazing and influential class gift. Your ideas and opinions are valued now, and will be as alumni, and your personalities will be greatly missed.
To all of the graduating B.S. and 5th year student leaders, your leadership and dedication have brought our clubs, organizations, and athletics to a whole new level. You have continued to build on the strong foundation that the leaders before you set in place, and you should be very proud of your accomplishments. Good luck next year-you will be missed on campus, and I hope you still remain involved when and where you can.
Finally, a thank you to the members of the SGA Executive Board. You worked hard to put the banquet together in order to recognize the achievements and contributions of our student leaders in the college, and in the process, go unrecognized yourselves. I know you don’t mind this; you would rather spend your time and energy thinking about the student body as a whole, and what you can do to make things better for them. This is how you have operated all year. I have been a little overwhelmed by your commitment to your positions; you are counselors, mediators, advocates, and teachers; you have demonstrated patience in situations where it would be difficult for anyone to do so, and you are always available to anyone who needs you, even at the sacrifice of your personal time. It has been an honor to work with this group this year, and an inspiration. Thank you for everything you have done, and continue to do, this year.