Student Leadership Summit Awards 2020

Each year, the College of Staten Island honors our outstanding student leaders with the presentation of the Student Leadership Summit Awards. The Summit Awards celebrate the contributions of the best and the brightest of our college community. This year, we continue the tradition as we proudly present the recipients of the 2020 Student Leadership Summit Awards:


  • Student Government Summit Award- Fatu Amara
  • Student Government Public Servant Award- Roughuiyatou Ba
  • Student Government Commissioner of the Year- Mohamed Mahmoud
  • Student Government Vanguard Award- Maxwell Velikodny
  • Student Government Essence Award- Melissa Sipione


  • Campus Activities Board Rising Star Award- Mohamed Beyruti
  • Campus Activities Board Outstanding Programmer Award- Alexa Solis, Take Me Away Coordinator
  • Campus Activities Board Outstanding Leadership Impact Award- Melissa Sipione, Campus Activities Board Chairperson


  • Publication of the Year- The Banner
  • Student Publication Editor of the Year- Veronica Pistek, The Banner
  • WSIA Radio Up-And-Comer Award- Brian Moran
  • WSIA Radio Zealot Award- Michael Ivany


  • Elaine D. Flynn Outstanding Mentor Award- Niah Rivera
  • New Student Orientation Leader of the Year- Eva Kuperman


  • Dolphin Cove Resident Assistant of the Year- Stevens Cheuka


  • Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program Summit Award- Sarah Elayan
  • Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Pioneer Award- Steven Gordillo
  • Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Perseverance Award- Daniel Palmieri


  • NYPIRG Willowbrook Award- Bonnie Wang
  • NYPIRG Donald Ross Award for Building Student Power- Ricardo Herrera


  • Nancy Somma Club Officer Award- Marta Jagodzinski
  • Club Advisor of the Year- Grozenda Yilmez, Pre-Medical/Pre-PA Society
  • Outstanding Club Officer- Kelly Liang, Pre-Medical/Pre-PA Society
  • Outstanding Club Officer- Ashley Martino, Linguistics and Speech Club
  • Outstanding Club Officer- Nestor Quizphi, Japanese Visual Culture Club
  • Club of the Year-  Pre-Medical/Pre-PA Society
  • Club President of the Year- Narwin Mekawy, Pre-Medical/Pre-PA Society


  • Office of Student Life Civic Leadership Award- Ashley Roberts
  • Office of Student Life Civic Leadership Award- Jessica Tamayo
  • LGBTQ+ Resource Center Lavender Award- Dejon M Virgo 


  • Division of Student Affairs Blue and Grey Award - Nicole Agu

A ceremony and presentation of trophies and plaques is planned for Fall 2020. 

We would like to congratulate our amazing student leaders for their strength of leadership and their incontrovertible contribution to the College of Staten Island community. 
Jennifer S. Borrero
Vice President for Student Affairs and Alumni Engagement

Carol Brower
Director of Student Life

Fatu Amara
Student Government President ’19 – ‘20

Office of Student Life

Mission Statement:The Office of Student Life is dedicated to creating learning experiences which complement academic pursuits, support holistic student development and foster an engaging campus community.  
The Office of Student Life is always available to help students make a connection to the CSI community and enhance their educational experience.  Students can stop by the Campus Center (1C), room 201, to “Get Connected” to student life at CSI!
The office serves the entire population of CSI by providing leadership development opportunities, advisement to clubs, organizations and publications including Student Government, the Campus Activities Board, WSIA-FM and through management of the Campus Center.  The Office of Student Life provides a variety of services and programs including coordination of student leadership programs and civic engagement initiatives, publication of the student handbook, The Gazetteer and through implementation and coordination of a diverse calendar of student events.

Contact Information

Carol Brower
Building 1C, Room 201
Phone : 718.982.3088
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Office Hours

Monday - Friday,  9am - 6pm
Thursday until 7pm 

Office of Student Life Learning Outcomes

  • Students will possess knowledge of leadership and leadership styles and how their leadership styles play out in the context of group development
  • Students will understand the value and importance of co-curricular involvement to their personal and professional growth
  • Students will be able to identify important problems, questions or issues and use critical thinking and problem solving skills to formulate a plan of action
  • Students will develop a self-understanding and respect and the ability to use self-reflection and ethical reasoning in actions and decision-making
  • Students will demonstrate leadership skills to effectively assist their group achieve its mission and goals while utilizing the contributions and involvement of others
  • Students will establish healthy relationships and effective collaboration by managing conflict and respecting different points of view
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CSI Connect

CSI CONNECT is a web-based portal.  Utilize this system to connect to campus organizations, discover student events and get connected at CSI.
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Join a Club

Clubs at CSI are formed around a commonality of educational, vocational, cultural, social, religious, or political interests.
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Student Events

The Office of Student Life provides a variety of services and programs including coordination of student leadership programs and civic engagement initiatives
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The CLUE Program is a non-credit program designed to acclimate students to the college environment after completing orientation. CLUEs are college sponsored activities held outside
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Campus Center

The Campus Center brings together all members of the College of Staten Island community - students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests.
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LGBTQ Resource Center

The LGBTQ Center embraces the diversity of the CSI community and provides resources and programs for campus members