Cedarhurst resident honored by Hofstra


Manmeet Nijjer, of Cedarhurst, was one of 28 Hofstra University seniors from 24 departments and several interdisciplinary programs at Hofstra University recognized for outstanding achievement at the second annual Academic Excellence Awards presented by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on Oct. 15.

Nijjer was honored for high academic achievement in religion and criminology. The students were nominated by their chairpersons and professors. The honorees received a certificate and a $100 gift.

“We come together as a community in October to honor outstanding students in each major,” said Dr. Benjamin Rifkin, the dean of Hofstra’s liberal arts and sciences college. “We cite each student’s accomplishments and recognize them together as a group from which we expect to see new discoveries in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences and education.”