May 1, 2007–Arthur Banton, a graduate assistant at Baruch College, is the winner of CUNY’s Angelo B. Proto award, which acknowledges graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to student services in their jobs as assistants. Banton’s honor marks the first time that a member of the Baruch Community has received the award.
Banton, who is pursuing his masters in American History at City College, has served Baruch students for almost three years in the Office of Student Life, under the supervision of Student Life Director Carl Aylman, as a special programming coordinator collaborating with various clubs and organizations to help bring their ideas to fruition. He has also worked with various departments in the division of student development, to create a stronger sense of community in a commuter environment.
“With over 170 clubs and organizations to serve, Arthur Banton has become an integral part of our team, exceeding expectations by absorbing a number of responsibilities from coordinating disaster relief efforts to facilitating programs and serving on a number of committees,” said Aylman. “He has raised the bar on expectations of what CUNYCAP students can offer in support and assistance in extra and co-curricular programming.”
About CUNY’s Angelo B. Proto Award
In 1992, Angelo Proto established the CUNY Counseling Assistantship Program (CUNYCAP), and the award named in his honor is made to CUNYCAP students who are continuing Proto’s tradition of providing exemplary service to CUNY students. In recognition of his three decades of extraordinary professional service to the students of the City University of New York, friends and colleagues established the Angelo B. Proto Award on the occasion of his retirement from the University.
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