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2021-2022 Department Intern of the Year


The Buffalo State Internship Coordinators and the Career Development Center staff are pleased to recognize the Buffalo State Department Intern of the Year Award recipients listed below. Interns were selected by their academic departments because their hard work, dedication, and performance exceeded employer and faculty expectations. Additionally, they demonstrated a high level of learning and growth during their internship while maintaining exceptional professionalism. In addition to the student interns, also listed are the Internship Site Supervisors who have hosted, supported, and in many instances have hired their Buffalo State interns. Finally, we would like to acknowledge all the Buffalo State Internship Coordinators who work tirelessly to provide outstanding Applied Learning experiences for students. Congratulations!


Award Recipients

Anthropology Department

Ashley Weaver - Anthropology
Ashley Weaver
International Institute of Buffalo

Major: Anthropology
Internship Coordinator(s): Dr. Susan Maguire
Site Supervisor(s): Madeson Fenton

Business Department

Mariama Diallo - Business Administration
Mariama Diallo
M & T Bank and Buffalo State College Alumni & Visitor Center

Major: Business Administration
Internship Coordinator(s): Lynne M Scalia
Site Supervisor(s): Ashley DiGiacomo and Pamela Voyer

Computer Information Systems Department

Syeda R Rahmani - Computer Information Systems
Syeda R Rahmani
Small Business Development Center

Major: Computer Information Systems
Internship Coordinator(s): Romana Santa-Maria
Site Supervisor(s): Max Mack-Hardiman

Computer Information Systems Department

Devanshi Malaviya - Computer Information Systems
Devanshi Malaviya
Small Business Development Center

Major: Computer Information Systems
Internship Coordinator(s): Dr. Ramona Santa Maria
Site Supervisor(s): Mauricio Canton-Diaz

Criminal Justice Department

Shannon Hanley - Criminal Justice
Shannon Hanley
Erie Crime Analysis Center

Major: Criminal Justice
Internship Coordinator(s): Dr. Dae-Young Kim
Site Supervisor(s): Kathryn Mendolera

Fashion and Textile Technology

Taylor  Coleman - Fashion and Textile Technology
Taylor Coleman
Goodwill of North Buffalo

Major: Fashion and Textile Technology
Internship Coordinator(s): Erin Habes
Site Supervisor(s): Pat Jensen

Geography and Planning Department

Matthew Azzano - Urban and Regional Planning
Matthew Azzano
Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation

Major: Urban and Regional Planning
Internship Coordinator(s): Dr. Camille Holmgren
Site Supervisor(s): Bengamin Brown

Higher Education Administration

Erin McKendry - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
Erin McKendry
University at Buffalo

Major: Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
Internship Coordinator(s): Dr. Amy Wilson
Site Supervisor(s): Ms. Janeen Wilder

Higher Education Administration

Jhada Hutchinson - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
Jhada Hutchinson
Hilbert College

Major: Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
Internship Coordinator(s): Dr. Gregory Roberts
Site Supervisor(s): Mr. Alex Gill

Psychology Department

Sara Mintz - Psychology
Sara Mintz
Jewish Family Services Adult Health Homes

Major: Psychology
Internship Coordinator(s): Dr. Norvilitis
Site Supervisor(s): Jaime Williams

Social Work Department

Christian Burnham - Social Work
Christian Burnham
GA Family Services

Major: Social Work
Internship Coordinator(s): Professor Karen Edmond
Site Supervisor(s): Andrea Fitzsimmons

Theater Department

Nathaniel Schumacher - Arts and Letters
Nathaniel Schumacher
Alleyway Theatre

Major: Arts and Letters
Internship Coordinator(s): Ann Emo
Site Supervisor(s): Chris Handley and Amanda Wickmark

Career Development Center

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Buffalo, New York 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5811  •  Fax: (716) 878-3152

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