The Luis M. Antonetti Student Humanitarian Award

The Luis M. Antonetti Student Humanitarian Award recognizes a Buffalo State College undergraduate student who has demonstrated personal character through encouragement of non-violent beliefs and actions, volunteer service both on campus and in the community and who demonstrates an ability to reach out to others with broad cultural acceptance.  A plaque and award citing the recipient’s distinction is presented at a ceremony held in the spring and the recipient may receive a monetary award, pending availability of funds.

Criteria for Selection:

    * Undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit hours) at Buffalo State College during the academic year in which the award is made.
    * Evidence of exemplary personal character, altruism and advocacy for non-violence.
    * Evidence of volunteer service on campus and within the larger community while a student at Buffalo State College.
    * Evidence of financial need.  Financial need will be considered but will not be the determining factor.

Completed nomination folders must be received in the  Office of the Associate Vice President and Dean Of Students, Campbell Student Union 306, by Friday, February 15, 2013.  For additional information contact the Dean of Students at 716-878-4618.

2011 Winner of the Luis M. Antonetti Student Humanitarian Award

James A. Litz is a senior with a 3.94 grade point average majoring in Social Work with a minor in Sociology.  He is the President of Active Minds at Buffalo State, and was the former Secretary of Kappa Omega, and the Social Work honors society.

2010 Winner of the Luis M. Antonetti Student Humanitarian Award

Lafayette K. Williams is a Senior and Individualized Studies major with a 3.27 gpa.  In 2009, Mr. Williams received the Litwin Family Memorial Award for campus leadership and was inducted into the Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society. He was the recipient of the Phillip Santa Maria Award for Student Leadership in Equity and Diversity in 2008. Lafayette volunteers with the College Based Transition Program, which supports an inclusive experience for college age students with significant needs and/or disabilities. Mr. Williams has also served as a Resident Assistant, participated as an active member of the Native American Students Organization on campus, and organized a benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims that raised over $4000.

2009 Winner of the Luis M. Antonetti Student Humanitarian Award

Faith E. Hoffman is the recipient of the Luis M. Antonetti Student Humanitarian Award.  Dr. Miguel A. Antonetti, Lydmia V. Santiago, family and friends established the Luis M. Antonetti Student Humanitarian Award in memory of Luis M. Antonetti, whose life came to an untimely and abrupt end on February 18, 2006.  The Luis M. Antonetti Award recognizes those unique students who affirm positive core values that will influence future generation of students by their peace-seeking way of living, their cultural acceptance of others and their giving of themselves to others through community service. 

Faith Hoffman is a Social Workers, Kappa Omega and a Monroe Community College Merit Scholarship Recipient.  Faith has volunteered at the Buffalo State College Disability Services Office, The Heart Gallery, Coalition of Adoption and Foster Family Agencies, Cornerstone Manor and the Teddy Bear Clinic.  Faith is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the SUNY Research Foundation and the Center for Development of Human Services.

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