Farmingdale State College is proud to announce that five students have received SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence. The winners are:

  • Urfa Ajmal has a dual major in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Technology programs and is on track to graduate in May 2022 with Latin honors. In addition to her academic achievements, she is a peer tutor and president of the IEEE club. She is currently doing an internship with Central Semiconductors Corporation after previously completing a summer internship with National Grid. 
  • Emily Escobar graduated with a BS in Applied Psychology in Fall 2021. Emily maintained a stellar grade point average of 3.88. She graduated a semester early while balancing her responsibilities as a Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) Program scholar, undergraduate researcher, human resources intern, and student activities leader. 
  • Dilcia Hernandez is a Bioscience major who will graduate as a first-generation American and first-generation college student. She plans to use her bioscience degree to become an OB/ GYN. She is a student scholar in the NYU School of Medicine Envision Scholars Program. On campus, she is a member of Pre-Health Professions Club and tutors at the Math Center. Dilcia also works while she pursues her studies. 
  • Sindhu Padaga graduated in the Fall 2021 semester with a BS in Computer Programming and Information Systems. She had a 4.00 GPA in all her upper-level major courses. Sindhu was founding co-president of the Supporting Women in Computing (SWiC) club and worked on a research project focused on Augmented Reality with a Computer Systems faculty member.
  • Delmy Santos Vigil is a Bioscience major who will become the first college graduate in her family, with plans to become a physician. Delmy is a DACA student who has excelled at FSC while also juggling jobs, mentorship positions, and assisting her family. Delmy’s leadership on campus is clearly shown through her involvement with the Collegiate Science and Technology Program (CSTEP), which provides resources for underrepresented STEM students. She has offered hours of tutoring and mentorship to first-year and sophomore CSTEP students.

The Chancellor’s Award winners were honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 26 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Senior Vice President and Provost Laura Joseph attended the ceremony.

Their brief biographies demonstrate why we refer to FSC as an engine of opportunity. These awards reflect very positively on the quality of FSC’s student body and the initiative they demonstrate in their academic and community pursuits. Congratulations to each of them.