A diverse group of students and recent graduates representing Cornell’s four contract colleges have been selected to receive the 2022 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (CASE.)
The award recognizes outstanding achievement that demonstrates excellence in areas such as academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service or the arts, according to SUNY. A recognition ceremony for nearly 200 SUNY system honorees was held on April 26 at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga, New York.
“Now more than ever, it’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of our students who have helped each other through this global pandemic and focus on getting the most out of their college education,” said SUNY Acting Chancellor, Deborah F. Stanley, at the event. . “And this year’s CASE winners are top of the class.”
Enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), the College of Human Ecology (CHE), the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), Cornell recipients, all of whom have GPAs near or above 4.0, are:
- Malvika Narayan ’21 (CHE) from South Brunswick, New Jersey, graduated in December with a degree in Global and Public Health Sciences with minors in Health Equity and Developmental Sociology, and now works with the American Public Health Association. Previously, she worked with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and made recommendations for policies addressing the growing mental health crisis among healthcare providers. health. Narayan has held various leadership positions on campus, including Secretary General of the Cornell Model United Nations Conference, Vice President of Phi Mu Fraternity, Senior Residential Counselor in the LGBTQ+ Residential Community, and Executive Vice President of Class Councils of the ‘Cornell University.
- Jayden Robert (CVM) of Overland Park, Kansas, is a doctoral candidate in the field of veterinary medicine, with an expected graduation date of May 2022. When pandemic restrictions interrupted summer opportunities for many students, she designed, marketed and coordinated an online veterinary entrepreneurship certificate. provide an alternative experience. She also founded the first annual Regional Veterinary Business Summit for the North East Veterinary Student Consortium. Additionally, she worked at Cornell University Small Animal Hospital Emergency Room as a student assistant team leader.
- Hairy Anjali ’21 (CHE, Cornell Brooks School) from Morrisville, North Carolina, majored in policy analysis and management with minors in data analytics and inequality studies, and will work at EY- Parthenon in the fall. During her time with Delta Sigma Pi, a business fraternity, she led on-campus resume workshops, was vice president of the diversity, equity and inclusion chapter, created a process more objective and accessible recruiting, organized a fundraiser for racial justice causes, and eventually served as Senior Vice President. She was on the equestrian team for four years and was captain her final year.
- Audrey L. Vinton ’22 (CALS) of Rochester, New York, is an environmental and sustainability specialist with honors in research. She was a research scientist in the laboratory of Robert W. Howarth, David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and the Cornell Ocean Research Apprenticeship and received $8,650 in research grants. Audrey has volunteered with community service organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters; Epsilon Eta and the Cornell POST program. She plans to study marine ecosystems at doctoral school.
- Sherell Farmer ’22 (ILR) of Brooklyn, served as a residential counselor, co-founded Cornell Students 4 Black Lives, and served as co-executive director of the Undergraduate Labor Institute. Additionally, she is the undergraduate legal coordinator for a group that partners with students at Cornell Law School to provide free help to low-income residents of the community. Sherell also participated in the ILR High Road program, which focuses on economic development, urban revitalization, small business development and poverty reduction in Buffalo.