LEAD Recognition


Student Leader Spotlight

Nominate a student who has gone above and beyond in service and leadership to his/her respective organization and/or the SUNY Oneonta community.  Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to nominate students.  Self-nominations are also accepted.

Student Leader Spotlights recognize student leaders for their great contributions to the SUNY Oneonta campus.  After being notified of the honor by the Coordinator of Leadership Programs, the recipients are featured right here on the LEAD website and presented with a certificate of recognition.  Winners of this recognition will be chosen once per semester (around December 1 and May 1). Nominations will be collected on a rolling basis, so nominate someone today!

Nomination Form

The Spring 2015 Student Leader Spotlight Winners Were...

Emily LaLonde

Organizations/Campus Involvements: Phonathon, Alumni Board of Directors, OFAN, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Upsilon Omicron, and the Food and Nutrition Association

Year: Junior


What have you learned by being a student leader? I have learned not only personal responsibility, but also how to motivate others to be the best possible students and people that they can be. 

What advice do you have for other student leaders? My advice to other student leaders is to get feedback from your peers on your leadership style to see if there is anything that you could do better to improve the overall quality of your direction. 


Jouberte Durandisse

Organizations/Campus Involvements: G.E.A.R.S, Chinese Dragon, Fabulous Oneonta Feminist, Africana Latino Studies club, Japanese Society for All, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Multicultural Student Council, International Student Organization, and AALANA mentoring program.

Year: Senior

Major :Psychology with a minor in Africana Latino Studies

What have you learned by being a student leader? I've learned that there are so many ways you can be a leader. Also, that there are many different leadership styles, and you can represent one or a mix of them at different situations. 

What advice do you have for other student leaders? Sometimes being a leader means knowing how to be a follower. 




Email: LEAD@oneonta.edu
Telephone: 607-436-3213
Fax: 607-436-2415

Leadership Programs

Elise Cain
Email: Elise.Cain@oneonta.edu
Telephone: 607-436-3213