York is U wins four international awards

York Is U has been named most outstanding organization and won three other regional awards from the Association of Student Advancement Programs (ASAP).

Jeremy Greenberg, coordinator of student alumni programs at York, and six York Is U directors accepted the prizes at the association’s District 2 conference at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania Feb. 17-19.

Greenberg said the awards prove what he’s been telling people since he arrived at York as a student in 1998 and continues to emphasize as a member of York’s student community and leadership development team: “York is the greatest University in the world! We proudly share this award with the entire York community.”

Right: The York Is U team, from left: Adeyinka Daramola, campus life director; Huma Qureshi, charity and entertainment director; Jeremy Greenberg, coordinator, Student Alumni Program; Saba Rafiq, signature events director; Yumi Hotta, partnership and finance director; Farhan Ali, community outreach director; member Akbar Khan.

Members of the York Is U team accepted three other awards:

  • Farhan Ali, York Is U’s community outreach director, received the outstanding student leader award, which recognizes initiative, dependability, spirit and leadership among student team members.
  • Adeyinka Daramola and his York Is U Green Team won the outstanding program award for initiatives such as the mug program, tree-planting Arbour Day, campus cleanup day and environmental awareness week.
  • Sayma Hai, who oversees York Is U’s newly branded and re-launched Web site, won the outstanding Web-site award.

Since its inception in 2002, York Is U has received 18 awards, more than any other school in District 2, which includes Ontario, six states – New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland – and Washington, DC.

ASAP brings together student alumni organizations from more than 300 institutions of higher learning in North America. It is part of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.