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2021 Outstanding First Year Advocate Award Recipients

The Outstanding First Year Advocate Award recognizes Salem State University community members who have made a positive impact on the first-year experience. The award allows the first-year students to nominate and recognize individuals who have demonstrated a specific commitment to and impact on first-year student transition, learning, development and success.

Each year, First Year Experience selects two faculty members, two staff/administrators, and two upper-class student leaders for this honor from a large number of nominations submitted.

This year's honorees have not only supported first-year students in their transition, but they have also done so during unprecedented times. The quality of the nominations received this year was exceedingly high, as first-year students truly appreciate the efforts made to guide and mentor them on their journey.

The recipients of the 2021 Outstanding First Year Advocate Awards are:

  • David Gow: Professor, Psychology
  • Fatema Nafa: Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Emily Bradley: Counselor, Disability Services
  • Cynthia Lynch: Executive Director, Center for Civic Engagement
  • Abigail Glidden: Program Coordinator, First Year Experience
  • Samuel Zichella: Supplemental Instructor, Center for Academic Excellence
Mathew R Chetnik
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