York is U wins two more awards for student advancement

Jeremy GreenbergYork is U, the award-winning student alumni team, has again won top honours in regional awards celebrating student educational advancement.

Right: Jeremy Greenberg, student alumni coordinator and York is U adviser

A delegation from York is U attended the Association of Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) District 2 conference at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Feb. 25-27, to receive two international awards.

Sayma HaiLeft: Sayma Hai, York is U partnership director

Sayma Hai, York is U’s partnership director and an international student from Bangladesh, received the Outstanding Student Leader Award, which recognizes initiative, dependability, spirit and leadership among student team members. Jeremy Greenberg, York’s coordinator of student alumni programs, was given the Outstanding Advisor Award for the second time in two years. The award recognizes an adviser’s impact on organization members and willingness to go “above and beyond” in promoting student programs on campus.

ASAP brings together student alumni organizations from more than 300 of the top institutions of higher learning throughout North America and the world. These awards follow two honours York is U received at the 2004 ASAP Network Convention in Portland, Oregon, in August 2004: Outstanding Student Advisor, Jeremy Greenberg, and Outstanding Web Site, www.yorkisu.ca.

Since its inception in the summer of 2002, York is U has received 13 awards, more than any other school in the Middle Atlantic region, which includes Ontario and seven northeastern states including New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC. ASAP is part of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Greenberg said the awards prove what he’s been telling people since he was a student and now repeats often as a staff member on York’s Alumni & Advancement Services team: “York is the best university in the world! We share this award with all of the York community.”