Martinez Wins Chancellor’s Award for Public Service
Michael Martinez of Far Rockaway, a senior majoring in nursing in the College of Human Services and Health Professions at Syracuse University, was among a group of students recently honored with a Chancellor’s Award for Public Service (CAPS) for their par ticipation in the African, Latino, Hisp anic, Asian and Native American Student Nurses Association (ALHA NA).
ALHANA supports the needs of students in Syracuse University’s School of Nursing by providing academic and professional support for its members, promoting the interests of students of color, and fostering dialogue toward a supportive environment for all students. ALHANA members are in volved in community service activities including food drives, volunteer work at area long-term care facilities and with local adolescents, and various other community activities sponsored by campus organizations.
CAPS awards are given to acknowledge students who contribute to the improvement of the quality of life at Syracuse University and in Syracuse. The purpose of the award is to encourage students to become active community participants and leaders by serving the needs of others, and to recognize the students for such efforts. Nominations for awards, which en com pass individual students, groups of students, residence halls, residence floors, student organizations and academic projects or classes, are made by SU students, faculty and staff members. The winners are chosen by a selection committee that is comprised of students, faculty, staff and community members.