Matthew Brown, the Finger Lakes Community College Student Corporation president, was presented recently with the Duncan MacLellan Outstanding Student Award by Region 2 of the Association of College Unions International for his role in building community at FLCC.
“It was an absolute honor to be recognized at this conference and it was a humble experience to represent Finger Lakes Community College as a student,” said Brown, who received the award at the ACUI Region 2 conference in Ithaca in November.
As Student Corporation president, Brown is responsible for presiding over all Student Corporation meetings, ensuring that the organization’s by-laws are followed, and serving as the primary liaison to the FLCC Student Corporation advisor.
He also serves as an orientation assistant, welcoming new students and their guests and facilitating small and large group discussions.
“By demeanor, Matt is one of the most energetic and passionate young men that I have ever had the pleasure to work with,” said Thomas Priester, director of academic success at FLCC and former assistant director of student life. “Matt is an extremely determined and adaptable male role model whom his peers comfortably look up to and respect.”
Brown, who grew up in Liverpool, is majoring in liberal arts with a concentration in social science. He encourages his fellow students to visit the Student Life office to join a club or student government or to find volunteer opportunities.
“Experiences at Student Life at Finger Lakes Community College will help you build character and responsibility as a student,” he said.
Founded in 1914, the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together student activities leaders from hundreds of schools in seven countries. It provides resources and staff development to help members accomplish the group’s mission of building campus community.