Each month the Center for Student Achievement recognizes an
outstanding student for academic excellence. The student is
highlighted on our website, in the CSA, and in the Flyer student
newspaper as a way to encourage other students to achieve their
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students for
Scholar Holler. The nomination form should describe the
student's academic accomplishments.
November 2014 Winner- Nicole Sweeney
Major/ Minor: Exercise Science
Hometown: Smithtown, New York
Professor Bob Barber : " In essence
we are a team for learning. She is extremely cooperative and I
constantly get unsolicited positive feedback from the students
who attend her SI sessions."
Words of Wisdom: " Never lose site of your
goals because hard work and dedication always pay off."
October 2014 Winner-David Salmon
Major/Minor: Accounting & Information Systems
Hometown: Chantilly, Virginia
Professor David Emerson: "Dave Salmon is an outstanding student-athlete. An outstanding
business student, he carries a 3.6 GPA while playing wide
receiver on SU’s football team. He earned the highest average in
my Intermediate Accounting I class of any other student last
semester. Because of his exemplary performance, I selected Mr.
Salmon to serve as my Supplemental Instructor for this class
this year, and his results and reviews have been excellent. For
those students who attend his sessions, I hear nothing but
praise for his content and delivery, and on average, students
attending his reviews earned five points more than their
counterparts on the midterm exam. He exhibits all of the
qualities I would like our graduates to possess.”
Words of Wisdom: "A great man once
said that 80 percent of success is just showing up. Attendance
is the most important aspect of any class. If you show up,
you're already more that halfway to passing the class."
September 2014 Winner-Marty Castor
Major/Minor - Exercise Science
Hometown: Mt. Airy, Maryland
Professor Scott Mazzetti : "Because of his
exceptional efforts toward traditional classroom learning,
experiential learning in the lab and helping others learn; it
would be fitting if he were recognized as the Scholar Holler for
Words of Wisdom: "The hard work of today sets
the stage for the enjoyment of tomorrow."