Albany – SUNY Vice Chancellor and Officer-In-Charge John J.
O’Connor today honored 238 college students from SUNY campuses throughout the
state with the 2009 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
three-part process that begins at our campuses evaluates not only each
student’s academic, artistic and athletics performance, but also their service
to the community,” said O’Connor. “It is my pleasure to congratulate this
year’s recipients, their families and the campuses for their remarkable
achievements. These students are truly the best of the best at SUNY today.”
Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created 12 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 3.77.
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 Excellence.
Listing of 2009 Recipients
ceremony, each recipient will receive a framed certificate and medallion, which
is traditionally worn at commencement.
the State University of New York
University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 440,000 students
in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses.