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Office of Student Activities and Union Services

Student Staff

Our Student Activities Manager (SAM) Staff oversee all aspects of the Student Union Building.  They are responsible for monitoring the building, providing technology support to our audio/visual equipment, supervising our student work study staff, supporting student/departmental events, and are always available to assist students in the Student Union.  Stop by the HQ at the Student Union desk to say hi!


 

SAM Josh

Josh Andersson

Major: Psychology
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: The Student Union adapts to the needs of the community.  If students need a study room, concert hall, conference room, or even emergency shelter, the Union will adapt and provide.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: I enjoy interacting with the students and staff while getitng a glimpse of everything that is happening on campus.

 

SAM Angelique

Angelique Barreto

Major: Sociology with a Concentration in Human Services
Minor: Black Studies
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: There are always events to partake in, from fundraising, games, and social events to meet new people.  The Student Union is where I've met some of my closest friends.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: I am a major contributor in what makes the Student Union a memorable place.  Through my commitment and passion for an inclusive environment, I see the results through he enjoyment of our students.

 

SAM Julissa

Julissa Hernandez

Major: Sociology and Spanish
Minor: Communication
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: It's a place full of resources not just for students but also the public.  From getting a snack between classes or having a conference meeting, the Student Union always has something going on.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: Being a Student Activities Manager allows me to take part in the variety of programs that occur throughout the year.  It helps me recognize the students and employees that put in the hard work behind the scenes.  I love helping all the clubs and organizations make their vision a reality. 

 

SAM Cat

Cat Keefe-Harris

Major: International Relations and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: The Student Union Building is the heart of campus and the central meeting place of the SUNY New Paltz campus.  Through activities and involvement, this is the best place to meet new people and explore your interests.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: The ability to provide a service to the New Paltz community and interact with fellow students.  I love being submersed in student activities!

 

SAM Dynahlee

Dynahlee Padilla

Major: Journalism
Minor: Spanish
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: I love the natural lighting in the Atrium.  It's all very aesthetically pleasing.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: I love the opportunities given to meet different departments; at the same time, I enjoy learning more about the Student Union every day.

 

SAM Laura

Laura Scarimbolo

Major: Biology
Minor: Psychology
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: My favorite thing about the Student Union is that it acts as a central location for students, providing a place to study, relax with friends, and attend exciting events.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: My favorite thing about being a SAM is knowing that my position assists students in holding events in the Student Union that can be enjoyed by the entire campus.

 

SAM Scott

Scott To

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Psychology
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: My favorite thing about the Student Union is that it brings together many kinds of people despite their different majors!
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM:  My favorite thing about being a SAM is the opportunity to interact with all the people that visit the Student Union, and also my wonderful staff team!