Destini Buchanan, ‘24, Receives Student Achievement Award at Annual Black History Month Celebration 

On February 29, 2024, Farmingdale State College (FSC) student Destini Buchanan, ‘24, a bioscience major and business management minor, received a Student Achievement Award at New York State Senator Monica Martinez’s Annual Black History Month Celebration.  

Buchanan was recognized for her sound campus leadership, student advocacy, and commitment to inclusion. She currently serves as FSC Student Government Association president, FSC unit secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and vice president of FSC’s Afro-Caribbean Club. 

“As a student leader, Ms. Buchanan has succeeded in working with the College to improve the student experience and increase scholarship support for students with financial need,” said John S. Nader, PhD, president of FSC. “She was also recognized as a nominee for the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence--SUNY’s highest student honor. Ms. Buchanan embodies the best attributes of Farmingdale State College.”  

“Destini Buchanan epitomizes the leadership qualities and devotion we celebrate during Black History Month,” said Senator Martinez. “Destini has transformed her life’s experiences into educational purpose, shaping her ongoing contributions to the greater campus community. As this year’s Student Achievement honoree, we know her time at Farmingdale State College will serve as a strong foundation for a future of continued service.” 

Held at the Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center, the evening event honored community members in the following categories: Community Leader; First Responder; Educator; Non-Profit Leadership; Military; Clergy; Law Enforcement; Student Achievement; and Business Leadership.