Albany – SUNY Interim Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark today
honored 275 college students from SUNY campuses throughout the state with the
2008 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
“A rigorous three-part process that begins at the campus and
evaluates each student’s performance not only in the classroom, but also in the
athletic arena, the art studio and the community, is used to determine our
winners,” said Interim Chancellor Clark. “This year’s recipients of the
Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence are among the most gifted and
talented students in the entire SUNY system and I congratulate them, their families
and the campuses for all their achievements.”
The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created 11
years ago to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized
for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas
of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or
career achievement. The average Grade Point
Average (GPA) for all recipients this year is 3.75.
Each year, campus presidents establish a selection
committee, which reviews exemplary members of their college communities who are
graduating. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office and are
subject to a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the
Chancellor to become recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Student
Listing of 2008 Recipients
At today’s ceremony, each recipient will receive a framed
certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.
The State University of New York is the largest
comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 427,000
students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses.