Student Alumni Board Receives Awards From International Student Alumni Association

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: April 14, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Student Alumni Board (USAB), the student affiliate of the UB Alumni Association, recently was recognized for its program, leadership and enthusiasm at the Spring 1998 District II Student Alumni Association/Student Foundation (SAA/SF) Conference held at Albright College in Reading, Pa.

SAA/SF is an international organization supported by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. District II is composed of student alumni associations from the Northeastern U.S. and Canada.

UB delegates from USAB were among 320 students and advisors who attended the conference to share ideas about university advancement and development programs.

USAB was recognized as the Most Spirited Organization in District II, its annual Oozfest event received the award for Most Outstanding Program in District II and Anna Furgiuele, a senior from Webster who is USAB president, was honored as the Most Outstanding Student Member of District.

A business major concentrating in marketing, Furgiuele is an admissions intern, a resident advisor, an orientation aide, and a selected participant in the STARS (Student Admissions and Recruitment Specialists) program, all at UB. She also tutors international students in the UB English Language Institute.

Furgiuele, currently a nominee for the National Paper Clip Communications Resident Advisor of the Year Award, recently was accepted in UB's College Student Services Development Graduate Program for Fall 1998.

This is the second time a UB student has received the District II SAA/SF honor for Most Outstanding Student Member. The first was in 1992.

Oozfest, now in its 14th year, is the largest, continuous volleyball-in-the-mud tournament on a college or university campus.

Furgiuele served as chair of Oozfest '97, which included 96 teams made up of more than 1,000 UB students, as well as representatives from area businesses and organizations.

USAB was established in 1982 to assist the UB Alumni Association in its mission of promoting lifetime involvement in the university. Kathleen Heckman, UB assistant director of alumni relations, serves as the USAB staff advisor.