Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Currently Enrolled Student:
Elizabeth, seen here from a poster presentation from the 2012 Undergraduate Conference on Research and Performance, is currently advancing her academic experience through a study abroad program in Japan and was unable to attend the award ceremony.
Elizabeth is a senior Psychology major in the Macaulay Honors College with a 3.76 GPA. As a student, she has been a research assistant to Professor Abdeslem El Idrissi, characterizing Ataxia Footprints in Fragile-X Mice, and is currently a research assistant to Professor Irina Sekerina, working on enhancing cognitive flexibility through aesthetic experiences. The latter research has been recognized at the 2012 National Collegiate Honors Council as the Best Poster in its category. Beyond her academic excellence, she has also endeavored to make the College a better place for students as an active member of Student Government since 2011, serving in a number of key roles, and working to solve a number of issues that our students faced. She is also a student representative to the College Council, and has been a member of the Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee, a student representative/alternate on the General Education Committee, and a student facilitator and guide for the Middle States representatives who visited our campus during the College’s last review. In addition, she has worked to expand our understanding of the world with her participation with the Center for International Service, as well as the Japanese Visual Cultural Club, which she founded, and where she serves as President.
We expect her to continue to shape the future of our world, as she has shaped the future of CSI, improving the lives of its citizens.