Volunteer of the Week: Amy Loya '14

Publication Date

Amy Loya ’14 is the Kenney Community Center’s Volunteer of the Week.

Current captain of the basketball team, Amy is a Bioengineering Major and Electrical Engineering Minor from Bethel, Conn. As an incoming first-year, Amy took part in the Community Experience service-based pre-orientation program run by the Kenney Center. She has since expanded her service participation, serving as president of Best Buddies, as an orientation advisor, the only student counselor of Union’s EDGE Camp for girls in engineering and an active member of the “Midnight Run Program,” which personally distributes food and clothing to areas of homeless and less fortunate individuals.

Amy also serves as president of the Biomedical Engineering Chapter at Union College and is one of only two students on the Bioengineering Advisory Committee. She recently helped plan and run a biomedical engineering workshop for local middle and high school students who are part of the Science & Technology Entry Program.

Amy’s dedication to community service has received widespread recognition. The outstanding Union senior was recently named to the 2014 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams, which honors college basketball players who have made a commitment to improving the lives of others.

Amy also received the 2012-13 President of the Year award for Upstate New York for her work with Best Buddies, as well as the basketball team’s William Lockyer Community Service Award for both 2012 and 2013. For her outstanding service as an orientation advisor, Amy was nominated to the orientation committee this year and was selected to the join the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. She was also recommended by faculty to be on the Committee for Awarding Tenure to Professors.