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Degree: B.S., Business/Management

After a positive experience with student leaders during her freshman year, Janay Diaz ’18 eagerly joined the Student Affairs team as a sophomore, serving as a resident assistant and orientation leader. Her contribution to campus life, combined with her academic achievements and tradition of exceeding expectations held by her superiors, earned Janay the Region I NASPA Catch a Rising Star award during her junior year.

Janay’s work in Student Affairs helped shape her experience at USJ, making it meaningful and memorable. “The most rewarding part of student leadership was making connections with everyone on campus,” Janay said. “The people and the close-knit community definitely made USJ special. You were able to see people on a daily basis and know what was going on in their lives. We always had each other’s backs.”