Two BMCC Students Receive CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Awards

L-R: Ray Sukhu and Md Emran Masud awarded CUNY Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Leadership Award

L-R: Ray Sukhu and Md Emran Masud awarded CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award
May 19, 2015

Every year the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award is awarded to two CUNY students from each campus.

Md Emran Masud and Ray Sukhu are BMCC’s lucky recipients for 2015. Actually, luck had nothing to do with it. Each student dedicated himself to his studies, and to making his community a better place, during his time at BMCC.

And here’s more good news.

In addition to being selected for the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Award, Md Emran Masud was just selected by the CUNY Division of Student Affairs as the CUNY Student Leader of the Year, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The leadership awards were presented on Friday, May 15, 2015 in the City College of New York’s Great Hall. Students, faculty and staff from across CUNY gathered to celebrate the winners, students from every CUNY campus who have displayed outstanding leadership and service within their college communities during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Emran Masud: Research, community service and more

Biotechnology major Emran Masud, who plans one day to be a medical doctor, has been a research intern with C-STEP, the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, and published four research papers on green chemistry with his research team. He also founded the Research and Nature Club, where they discuss scientific research from all over the world and at BMCC.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Masud has been a member of the BMCC Academy of Leadership and Service, where he attended weekly leadership workshops. He was a BMCC Welcome Ambassador and Math Lab tutor. He volunteered his time with BMCC Engaged in Service Together (BEST), Partners Lending Universal Support (PLUS), the BMCC Office of Accessibility, BMCC Peer Mentoring Program and the CUNY Malave Leadership Academy. He also served as the Social Media Officer of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for two semesters.

Ray Sukhu: Leading, volunteering and studying

Ray Sukhu has volunteered with the CUNY Service Corp and attended the BMCC Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans, joining disaster relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

As a BMCC Welcome Ambassador, he helped new students move through the registration process, and he served as President of the Scholarship Society club, helping get the word to other students about scholarships and volunteering opportunities on campus.

He was a peer mentor, and spoke at the annual BMCC Foundation Scholarship Gala. He took part in leadership programs including the BMCC/Goldman Sachs Mentoring Program and Partners Lending Universal Support (PLUS) and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, through which he tutored high school students at the Manhattan Early College for Advertising (MECA).

In addition to his volunteering efforts, Sukhu worked part-time in the Office of Student Affairs at BMCC and maintained a 4.0 GPA. He plans to study Biology or Education upon transferring to a four-year college, and eventually serve as an Emergency Medical Physician in the U.S Air Force.


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  • Md Emran Masud and Ray Sukhu each awarded CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award
  • Emran Masud also named CUNY Student Leader of the Year
  • Award ceremony will be in the Great Hall of City College/CUNY, on May 15

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