SGA President Mizzoni Represents Campus
By Sandra Seitz
Michael Mizzoni, graduating senior in political science, has been named one of the state’s outstanding students in public higher education. Mizzoni is one of “29 Who Shine,” a program of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to honor graduates of the state’s 29 public colleges and the University.
Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education Richard Freeland says that the 29 students exemplify the best of public higher education in their academic achievements, commitment to community service and desire to remain in the state after graduation.
Mizzoni has served UMass Lowell for four consecutive years on the Student Government Association (SGA) – as a senator, academics affairs chair and SGA president.
He also was elected to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, where he represents more than 250,000 college students across the state, and is currently serving as the Segmental Advisor to that board.
“Michael has worked for and with his fellow students and the university community by being a relentless advocate for students’ needs,” says Amy Liss, assistant director of student activities and leadership. “No student has loved UMass Lowell with more passion.”
Mizzoni has received the “Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” award, twice, and the “2010 Student Leader of the Year” award. He has been an active participant of the International Relations Club, competing internationally in the Model UN and Model Arab League. This year, he was a teaching assistant and adviser to the team that competed in Turkey, bringing back top honors.
Mizzoni will continue his education by attending law school at New England School of Law.