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Career Center Intern Wins Undergraduate Academic Award

Laura roa sanchez award
Laura Roa Sanchez Award
Distinguished Professor of History Paul Gootenberg (left) with award-winner Laura Horvath-Roa and LACC Director Paul Firbas (Hispanic Languages & Literature)

Political Science major Laura Horvath-Roa has received the Amelio Sanchez Undergraduate Award from the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center 
and the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee. Laura is a Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Scholar and an undergraduate staff assistant at Stony Brook’s Career Center.

The Amelio Sanchez Undergraduate Award recognizes Stony Brook students who have shown outstanding academic achievement, scholarly promise and service and leadership to the community. The award, with a monetary gift of $2,000, is open to Latino/Latina juniors and first semester seniors in the College of Arts and Science with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Laura is minoring in History, International Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. She is vice president of the Stony Brook Vocalists co-ed a cappella group, secretary of the Stony Brook College Democrats, community outreach chair of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and part of the cast of Pocket Theater’s production of “American Idiot the Musical.” After graduating in 2017, she plans to enroll in Stony Brook’s accelerated master’s program on Public Policy and then to attend law school.

Laura’s history professor Paul Gootenberg suggested she apply for the award. He attended the award ceremony along with the other students in her history class.

For information about applying for this award, visit the website.

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