Copyright © 2014 by SUNY Oneonta
- 108 Ravine Parkway
- Oneonta, NY 13820
Student Leader Spotlight
The Fall 2014 Student Leader Spotlight Winners Were...
Organizations/Campus Involvements: Matteson Hall Resident Advisor
Major: Elementary Education
What have you learned by being a student leader? Being a student leader takes dedication and passion. When I was hired to be an RA, I was so excited to get the job. My experience working for our campus community has taught me many things. I have learned how to build community on campus, build relationships with campus personnel and residents, and, most importantly, have built rewarding relationships with my building staff. Being in a campus leadership role has also taught me to do my best and stay positive and proactive at all times.
What advice do you have for other student leaders?The best advice I could pass along to a campus leader would be to stay positive even when times are tough. There will be setbacks along the way, but making it through the rough times will make you stronger and more successful in the end.
Organizations/Campus Involvements: S.P.A.R., Rock2Cure, Sherman Hall's Hall Government
What have you learned by being a student leader? I have learned to believe in what I am doing and the rest will follow. Helping others is always a plus and it helps others to become leaders..
What advice do you have for other student leaders? My advice is to do something you love and to believe in it. But also to believe in yourself.
Organizations/Campus Involvements: Students Protecting Animal Rights, Rock to Cure, Sherman Hall Government
What have you learned by being a student leader? I have learned that collaboration is key. Being the leader of an organization is all about working together with other people to reach a common goal. I have learned that you can't do everything on your own, so you need to be able to recognize when to do something yourself, and when to rely on others to get things accomplished. Being a leader requires you to be a team player and to be able to work well with others and keep it professional at all times.
What advice do you have for other student leaders? Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are a lot of people on this campus very willing to answer questions and give advice. Take advantage of these resources.
Organizations/Campus Involvements: Song Writers Club
Major: Music Industry
What have you learned by being a student leader? I've learned how to help others out with school work and effective study techniques.
What advice do you have for other student leaders? Hang in there for Finals! It will all be over soon.
Quick Facts (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions
Student Leader Spotlight Recognition