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Twenty-five named as student ambassadors at SUNY Upstate Medical University

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Twenty-five students at SUNY Upstate Medical University have been selected as student ambassadors by SUNY Upstate President David R. Smith, M.D.

The students, selected from the university's four colleges—Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing and the Clinical Campus in Binghamton—will represent the university at various special campus and community events and activities, including presidential receptions and other high-profile gatherings.

"These students will serve as goodwill envoys for the university," Smith said. "Whether greeting dignitaries or students and families on campus or representing the university at community functions, these students will help broaden the understanding of SUNY Upstate in many ways."

The student ambassador program was initiated last year as way for the community to learn more about SUNY Upstate by interacting with students, as well as helping students to learn more about the greater Syracuse community.

Students named as ambassadors are:

  • from the College of Graduate Studies: David Auerbach, Tania DasBanerjee, Mohammad Haeri and Jason Horton.
  • from the College of Health Professions: Colleen Battalino, Omosede Ighile, Tiffani Cherry and Jeffrey French.
  • from the College of Medicine: Shoey Au, Akwasi Boateng, Chad Cornish, Elizabeth Ferry, Lori Gurien, Sara Lozyniak, Matthew Mason, Seth Richman, Jeffrey Robin and Melinda Tyler.
  • from the College of Nursing: Heather Fabian, Maria Lumbrazo, Lori Messick, Denise Hiser Ruddick, Robyn Schwab
  • from the Binghamton Campus: Zarina Nestor, Aaron Yang