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MVCC Student Kaminski wins Math Scholarship

MVCC Student Kaminski wins Math Scholarship

MVCC student Kateri Kaminski of Floyd was awarded a scholarship through the New York State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (NYSMATYC).

NYSMATYC awards are granted to mathematics students in New York State who expect to transfer from a two-year college in January or June of 2014 and who plan to continue their studies in mathematics or a related field. Recipients must have a 3.5 grade point average in completed mathematics courses, and at least a 3.3 overall GPA.

Kaminski, a second-year Engineering Science major at MVCC, was named the Helen Siner Memorial Scholar and received a $1,000 scholarship. She came to MVCC as a Presidential Scholar, a graduate of the Seton Home Study School with a 4.0 GPA. Earlier this academic year, Kaminski received a $1,000 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship, which provides new Phi Theta Kappa members the financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college in order to develop leadership potential through participation in society programs. She also has been nominated for a SUNY Chancellor Award and a Clarkson Leadership Award.

At MVCC, Kaminski has been involved in the Student Activities Committee, the Engineering Science Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Future Engineers Club, and the Women in Engineering and Science (WISE) group. She has been treasurer and event coordinator for the Latino Student Union and has served as an International Student Mentor. Kaminski has been named to MVCC’s President’s List, and she works as a peer tutor in the Learning Center. She also volunteers as a referee and assistant coach for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO).