Lynn Sementilli.

Alumni Profile

Lynn Sementilli

Student Leader: Katherine Czerniejewski

Spending 3 years as a student leader helped me to learn how to work with a wide variety of team dynamics, and how to bring the best out of each student, realizing that each individual student had his/her own unique strengths and weaknesses. This has been a critical lesson that helps me in my role today as an engineer. It has also given me a family of fellow student leaders that continue to encourage me and build me up through challenging paths, even to this day!"

What did serving as a Student Leader mean to you? What motivated you to participate?

Serving as a Student Leader provided me with an incredible experience of learning to be a responsible leader and how to guide others in how to approach problems, even when they were all coming from different levels of experience or background. It developed me from a reserved team member into a confident team leader. Spending 3 years as a student leader helped me to learn how to work with a wide variety of team dynamics, and how to bring the best out of each student, realizing that each individual student had his/her own unique strengths and weaknesses. This has been a critical lesson that helps me in my role today as an engineer. It has also given me a family of fellow student leaders that continue to encourage me and build me up through challenging paths, even to this day!

I became a student leader because several of my classmates from my freshman year encouraged me to apply along with them, and my student leader Katie also motivated me to have a positive impact on the next generation of UB engineers, just as she had a great impact on my first semester of college.

A memory that remains with me from my Student Leader days is:
There are so many great memories of being a Student Leader it is hard to choose just one. Every end of the year meeting was special, greeting the incoming leaders, saying goodbye to the Senior leaders, giving Bill his present, and having pizza!!

Perhaps the best memory is when a group of us visited Richard Dutton after his medical procedures. All of the student leaders that semester put together a big card with different math equations that came out to be the number of his birthday that year, and we gave it to him at a gathering. Even though Mr. Dutton was in a wheelchair, he hadn't lost his sense of humor! It was a great way to do something for the man who basically taught me everything I know about Calc 2.

Any leaders you'd like to shout-out to?

My classmates who convinced me to apply with them: Mae Sementilli, Leia Smith, Mike Szymkowski, Kevin McMahon, John Przybyla, My TA and SL from Freshman year! (the best ever): Will Nolan and Katie Czerniejewski My TAs who helped me when I was an SL: Mike Rossi, Julie Fetzer, Phil Schneider