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Awards & Scholarships

Faculty Awards

Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence are System-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. These programs underscore SUNY's commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction, and serving the public good. Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians and professional staff across its campuses.

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Faculty Excellence

Excellence in Teaching:

The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes consistently superior teaching at the graduate, undergraduate, or professional level in keeping with the State University's commitment to providing its students with instruction of the highest quality.

The primary criterion is skill in teaching. Additionally, consideration is also given to sound scholarship (usually demonstrated through publications or artistic productions), outstanding service to students, as well as service to the State University and to the campus.

  • Maria Rosario-Sim, EdD, PPCNP-BC, RNC-OB – 2016
  • Nellie Bailey, EdD, PHCNS-BC – 2003
  • Daisy Cruz-Richman, PhD, RN – 1990
  • Laila Sedhom, PhD, RN – 1986

Excellence in Faculty Service:

The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service recognizes the consistently superior service contributions of teaching faculty. This service must be sustained over multiple years and may occur in a variety of venues.

A faculty member must demonstrate consistently superior service. Eligible service contributions may occur in a variety of areas including service to the campus, the State University, the local community or contributions at the regional, state-wide, national or international levels. Eligible activities may encompass a combination of service contributions to discipline or disciplinary and professional organizations and societies; and to leadership in local or system-wide faculty governance.

  • Sheryl Zang, EdD, FNP, CNS-BC – 2009
  • Mary Germain, EdD, ANP-BC, FNAP,DS (hon) – 2006