April 7, 2021
To the Campus Community:
I am proud to announce that four FSC students have received SUNY Chancellor’s Awards
for Student Excellence.
Senior Darrien Hunt received a Student Excellence Special Award for Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion. This is the first time such an honor has been awarded by SUNY and Darrien
was the single honoree from nominations across all of SUNY’s 64 campuses. He established
the first NAACP chapter in the College’s history, is Vice President of the Student
Government Association, and has been part of multiple campus organizations including
the Black Student Union, CSTEP (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program),
and the Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society. In June 2020, when national conversations about
racial justice were ubiquitous after the murder of George Floyd, Darrien planned and
led the virtual event, "Student Voices: The Systematic Oppression of Black Lives,"
which brought together the campus community for education, discussion, and healing.
Angelique Roberson, Simran Mohan, and David Wan also received SUNY Chancellor’s Awards
for Student Excellence. Angelique was granted the Newman Civic Fellowship Award in
2020, which recognizes and supports community-committed students who are change-makers
and problem-solvers and have the potential for public leadership. Simran is a RAM
(Research Aligned Mentorship) program scholar who has participated in a legislative
internship in Albany and a Criminal Justice internship. David is a RAM program scholar
who also received the Institute of Electrical/Electronic Engineers Scholarship for
his excellence in academics and leadership and passion for engineering.
The Chancellor’s Award winners will be honored at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday,
April 14 beginning at 2 p.m. More information about the event is available at http://system.suny.edu/university-life/student-excellence/.
I am extremely proud of each of these students. These awards reflect very positively
on the quality of our student body and the initiative they demonstrate in their academic
and community pursuits. Congratulations to each of them.