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Asa S. Knowles Student Award 2005

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  • 2005 ASA S. KNOWLES

    Students Of The Year Biographies 

     

     
    CYNTHIA ARNAO
    Ms. Arnao is a psychology major with a 3.16 cumulative average and made the Dean's List in 2004.
    ERYN CULLY
    She maintained a 3.50 cumulative average. She also received the NJAIAW's 2005 Woman of the Year award.
    SUZANNE FERREIRA
    She holds a cumulative average of 3.54, has made the New Jersey City University Dean's List twice, and in April, 2005 she received a scholarship from the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
    MALAK ISKANDAR
    He maintained a 3.93 cumulative average, and made the NJCU Dean's List five times.
    EMAD ZAKI
    He held a 3.2 cumulative average and made the Dean's List in the Spring 2004.
    The 2005 Co-op Student Awards reception was celebrated by many. Here are a few pictures from the celebration. To find out when Co-op events are taking place, click here and look through our calendar.

    Slide Show - 2005 Student Awards  
    Cynthia Arnao is a December, 2005 graduation candidate at New Jersey City University.


    CYNTHIA ARNAO 
    CYNTHIA ARNAO 
    NOMINATED BY DEAN BRIANIK

    Cynthia Arnao is a December, 2005 graduation candidate at New Jersey City University. Ms. Arnao is a psychology major with a 3.16 cumulative average and made the Dean's List in 2004.

    Last year, Ms. Arnao had three separate Cooperative Education experiences. During the Fall, 2004 semester, she worked at Supreme Consultants of Lyndhurst, NJ where she mentored a student and helped organize the agency's mentoring program. The previous semester, she was an administrative aide with the Developmentally Disabled Offenders Program of the Arc of New Jersey in North Brunswick, NJ. In the spring of 2005, she interned with the Jersey City, NJ Court Liaison office for the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).

    Since completing her Cooperative Education assignments, Ms. Arnao has remained active. She counsels elementary school students at a Passaic County parochial school and is a family counselor with the Hudson County Urban League in Jersey City, NJ.

    Ms. Arnao lives in West New York, NJ with her mother and younger sister. Her future career goals include obtaining a Master's in Counseling, working with the DYFS, and becoming a clinical psychologist.

     





     






    ERYN CULLY 
    ERYN CULLY 
    NOMINATED BY JUAN ARROYO

    Eryn Cully is a May, 2005 graduate of New Jersey City University. She majored in art with a specialization in graphic design techniques, where she maintained a 3.50 cumulative average and made the Dean's List. She also received the NJAIAW's 2005 Woman of the Year award.

    Ms. Cully completed two Cooperative Education assignments during 2004. During the Fall semester, she completed a graphic design internship with Media Consultants of Lyndhurst, NJ. On this assignment, she was involved in creating direct marketing and advertising pieces. During this time, one of her direct mail projects received the Showcase Award presented by the Association of Graphic Communications, one of the highest awards in print communications. In the Spring of 2004, she worked at NJCU's history department and developed the department's Website.

    In her spare time, Ms. Cully is one of the assistant coaches on NJCU's women's bowling team, which finished fifth in the nation for 2004. At the 2004 NCAA National Bowling Tournament, she had the highest individual average.

    Ms. Cully lives in Medford, NY with her parents, an older sister and younger brother. Her long-term goals include a career in advertising and remaining active as a bowling coach.
    The most important thing is to learn something from them.


     








    SUZANNE FERREIRA 
    SUZANNE FERREIRA 
    NOMINATED BY TIMOTHY TORRE

    Suzanne Ferreira is a junior business administration major at New Jersey City University where she majors in accounting. She holds a cumulative average of 3.54, has made the New Jersey City University Dean's List twice, and in April, 2005 she received a scholarship from the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    During the Spring, 2005 semester, Ms. Ferreira completed a Cooperative Education experience at The Schonbraun McCann Group LLC of Roseland, NJ. While at Schonbraun McCann, she worked in the tax processing unit. As part of her assignment, Ms. Ferreira helped to process state and federal tax returns for the company's individual and corporate clients.

    In addition to her Cooperative Education experience, Ms. Ferreira is a teller at the Valley National Bank in Kearny, NJ. In her spare time, she is a stage manager for the Alliance Repertory Theater Company in Bloomfield, NJ.

    Ms. Ferreira lives in Elizabeth, NJ with her parents. Her future goals include becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

     


     









    MALAK ISKANDAR 
    MALAK ISKANDAR 
    NOMINATED BY CHRISTOPHER COFONE

    Malak Iskandar is a May, 2005 graduate of New Jersey City University. Mr. Iskandar majored in biology with a minor in chemistry, maintained a 3.93 cumulative average, and made the NJCU Dean's List five times.

    For the past year and a half, Mr. Iskandar undertook his NJCU Cooperative Education assignments at the Pfizer/Cadbury Adams Company of Morris Plains, NJ. While at Pfizer/Cadbury Adams, he was involved in assisting the pilot plant's teams in processing Adams products and conducting independent procedures to finalize new products. After completing his assignment, Mr. Iskandar was hired by Pfizer/Cadbury Adams as a process technician where he led the pilot plant teams, running equipment, and assisting process engineers in formulating and commercializing products.

    Mr. Iskandar lives in Jersey City, NJ. His future career plans include applying to medical school and he hopes to become a neurosurgeon.


     









    EMAD ZAKI 
    EMAD ZAKI 
    NOMINATED BY PEGGY COHEN

    Emad Zaki is a May, 2005 graduate of New Jersey City University. Mr. Zaki majored in computer science. While at New Jersey City University, he held a 3.2 cumulative average and made the Dean's List in the Spring 2004.

    During the Fall of 2004, Mr. Zaki had a Cooperative Education experience with the Jersey City Housing Authority as a technology intern. At the Housing Authority, he troubleshot hardware and software problems, and also managed the agency's database.

    In his spare time, Mr. Zaki works with the United States Postal Service in Kearny, NJ as a postal clerk/mail handler. He also enjoys teaching himself new computer applications.

    Mr. Zaki lives in Jersey City, NJ.