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Twenty-six named as Student Ambassadors

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Twenty-six students at SUNY Upstate Medical University have been selected as student ambassadors of the university.

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

"These students are goodwill envoys for the university," said Upstate President David R. Smith, M.D. "They are front and center in our outreach efforts and help create a deeper understanding of Upstate's unique academic mission in this region."

The student ambassador program was initiated in 2006 as way for the community to learn more about 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: Paurav Desai, Steven Hicks, Jason Horton, Ivayla Geneva, Zainab Mansaray, Nicole Randall

? from the College of Health Professions: Allison Franklin, Jennifer Davis, Jessica Roberts David Post, Jacoby Jose, Brett Lance

? from the College of Medicine: Ariba Chowdhury, Emily Cupelo, Jared Smith, Anna Klausner, Joseph Mailman, Peter Osgood, Brian Santacrose, Samuel Richter, Frederic Laporte, Megan Oberle, Megan Redmond, Laura Finocchio.

? from the College of Nursing: Nisha Andrews, Valerie Jeanne Khan