Christopher Peterson.

Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award

Christopher Peterson

Christopher Peterson was a dedicated member of the Honors College class of 2014 who tragically lost his life in a car accident on July 16, 2013. Through his enthusiastic participation in Greiner Shared Interest Housing and his many other volunteer endeavors Chris truly embodied the Honors College spirit of service. The intent of this award is to recognize yearly a student who exemplifies a similar commitment to community service.

About the Christopher Peterson Award

The Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award is bestowed annually upon a graduating Honors Scholar who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serving the public good, has made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the community. The purpose of this award is to honor students who have demonstrated a dedication to service and have made a profound impact in their community. Christopher Peterson was a junior civil engineering major in the Honors College who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2013. Through his enthusiastic participation in Greiner Shared Interest Housing (SIH) and his many other volunteer endeavors Chris embodied the Honors College spirit of service. The intent of this award is to recognize a student who exemplifies a similar commitment to community service. The awardee will receive a $750 award.

Criteria for Eligibility

We seek graduating Honors Scholars who:

Application Process

Any graduating Honors Scholar may apply for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award. Students who wish to apply must complete an application packet which includes the following:

  1. Application
  2. Resume (Must include all of your service experiences)
  3. Service Reflection Essay
  4. Name of Community Organization for Donation purposes
  5. Optional Supplemental materials (e.g., recommendation letter)

Application Deadline

Application packets must be submitted to the University Honors College Office in 106 Capen Hall or electronically to honors@buffalo.edu no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019. If you have any questions contact Jonathan Freifeld at jmfreife@buffalo.edu. We look forward to receiving your applications.

Past Awardees

Makenzie Depetrillo (2018)
Field(s) of Study:
Health and Human Services Major (Early Childhood Concentration), Minors in Counseling, Education, and Sociology
Community Organization: University District Community Development Association Inc.

Antara Majumdar (2017)
Field(s) of Study:
Biological Sciences
Community Organization: Restovek Freedom Foundation

Alexandra Van Hall (2016)
Field(s) of Study: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Community Organization: Outreach360

Abby Gaylord (2015)
Field(s) of Study: Pharmacology & Toxicology Community Organization: Jericho Road Ministries
Community Organization: Jericho Road Ministries

Emily Fiore (2014)
Field(s) of Study: Biology and Anthropology Community Organization: Partners in Health
Community Organization: Partners in Health

 

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