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Society of Women Engineers Honors Clarkson University Section for Professional Development
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The Clarkson University section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was recently honored with the 2012 Best Professional Development Program in Region F award.
“At Clarkson, SWE strives to develop our members professionally to allow them to be better prepared for professional occasions during and after college,” says professional development chair Rashia Kniffen, a senior chemistry major from Sharon, Conn. “In order to achieve this, we hold professional development events every month. Many of these events are open to the entire campus.”
Some of the events that led to this year’s award included an interview workshop with the Clarkson Career Center, a collegiate event planning workshop with Karen Warren from the Collegiate Leadership Coaching Committee, a leadership workshop, and a Robert’s Rules of Order workshop with Clarkson’s Michelle Young and Prof. Susan Conry.
Clarkson’s SWE members include senior mechanical engineering major Allyssa Antolin of Amherst, N.Y.; junior civil engineering major Chelsea Bush of Ilion, N.Y.; freshman civil engineering major Jordan Butler of Corinth, N.Y.; freshman chemical engineering major Emily Capek of Elmira, N.Y.; sophomore environmental engineering major Audrey Degnan of Barre, Mass.; freshman engineering studies major Julia Dockum of Fair Haven, Vt.; sophomore civil engineering major Emily Fredette of South Hampton, N.H.; sophomore mechanical engineering major Alexandria Gaspar of Rochester, N.Y.; junior mechanical engineering major Deanna Hauser of Rochester, N.Y.; senior chemical engineering major Kara Gilboy of Latham, N.Y.; freshman environmental engineering major Chelsey Kniffen of Sharon, Conn.; Rashia Kniffen; freshman mechanical engineering major Courtney Normille of Watervliet, N.Y.; senior chemical engineering major Alexandra Petitti of Amsterdam, N.Y.; and junior civil engineering major Traci Wood of Lowville, N.Y.
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Photo caption: The Clarkson University section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was recently honored with the 2012 Best Professional Development Program in Region F award. Front Row (Left to right): Kara Gilboy, Alexandra Petitti, Rashia Kniffen, Jordan Butler, and Deanna Hauser. Middle Row: Traci Wood, Chelsea Bush, Allyssa Antolin, Emily Fredette, and Alexandria Gaspar. Back Row: Julia Dockum, Courtney Normille, Chelsey Kniffen, Audrey Degnan and Emily Capek.