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2019-2020 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

James Foxworth - Anthropology Department
James Foxworth
Buffalo History Museum

Major: Anthropology
Internship Coordinator: Susan Maguire
Site Supervisor: Walter Mayer

Art & Design Department: Interior Design

Tyler Dietrich - Art & Design Department: Interior Design
Tyler Dietrich
Millington Lockwood

Major: Interior Design
Internship Coordinator: Bhakti Sharma
Site Supervisor: Deanna Ernst


Computer Information Systems Department

Michael Grzeskowiak - Computer Information Systems Department
Michael Grzeskowiak
Frontier Science Foundation

Major: Computer Information Systems
Internship Coordinator: Ramona Santa Maria
Site Supervisor: Kris Ricusso

Geography & Planning Department

Alexis Duwe - Geography & Planning Department
Alexis Duwe
Tonawanda Local Development Corporation

Major: Urban and Regional Planning
Internship Coordinator: Camille Holmgren
Site Supervisor: Jason Knight

Higher Education Administration Department

Lee Bemiller - Higher Education Administration Department
Lee Bemiller
University at Buffalo, Office of Student Engagement

Major: Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration
Internship Coordinator: Amy Wilson
Site Supervisor: Jude Butch

Psychology Department

Patricia Russo - Psychology Department
Patricia Russo
Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Major: Psychology
Internship Coordinator: Michael Zbrowski
Site Supervisor: Emily Mayback

Speech-Language Pathology Department

Caeleigh Heavey - Speech-Language Pathology Department
Caeleigh Heavey
Charter School for Applied Technologies (CSAT)
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC)

Major: Speech- Language Pathology
Internship Coordinator: Christopher Heximer
Site Supervisor (CSAT): Monica Guzzetta
Site Supervisor (ECMC): Heather D’Errico

Art & Design Department: Graphic Design

Naomi Deer - Art & Design Department: Graphic Design
Naomi Deer
Medaille College

Major: Graphic Design
Internship Coordinator: Stanley Friesen
Site Supervisor: Hannah Taylor

Business Department

Cody Lambert - Business Department
Cody Lambert
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
New Era Cap

Major: Business Administration
Internship Coordinator: Lynne Scalia
Site Supervisor (LLS): Tiffany Rollek
Site Supervisor (New Era): Nicole Conte

Geography & Planning Department

Jennifer Hanson - Geography & Planning Department
Jennifer Hanson
Erie County Environment & Planning

Major: Geography
Internship Coordinator: Camille Holmgren
Site Supervisor: Kristen Guadagno

Health, Nutrition & Dietetics Department

Kelly Lindner - Health, Nutrition & Dietetics Department
Kelly Lindner
FeedMore WNY

Majors: Health & Wellness and Dietetics
Internship Coordinator: Carol DeNysschen
Site Supervisor: Elyse Burgher

Music Department

Emily Barger - Music Department
Emily Barger
The Amherst Chamber Ensembles, Inc.

Majors: Music and English
Internship Coordinator: Thomas Witakowski
DepInternship Coordinator: Carolyn Guzski
Site Supervisor: John Holenski

Social Work Department

Audelis Rodriguez - Social Work Department
Audelis Rodriguez
BestSelf Behavioral Health - Housing Services

Major: Social Work
Internship Coordinator: Karen Edmond
Site Supervisor: Nadia Pizarro

Theater Department

Matthew Duncan - Theater Department
Matthew Duncan
Road Less Traveled Production

Major: Theater
Internship Coordinator: Ann Emo
Site Supervisor: Sarah Foote

Career Development Center

Buffalo State College  •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Cleveland Hall 306
Buffalo, New York 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5811  •  Fax: (716) 878-3152

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