State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced 289 faculty and staff members as recipients of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.Fern Becker, Assistant to the Chair in the School of Natural and Social Sciences received honors in the Excellence in Professional Service category. Further acknowledged were both Conservatory of Music Professor Joe Ferry and Associate Professor of Psychology Nancy Zook in the Excellence in Teaching Category, while Jaime Caiado, plant utilities engineer in facilities management, earned recognition in the Excellence in Classified Service.”These awards underscore SUNY’s appreciation of faculty and staff who serve our campuses and students with absolute excellence,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Each of this year’s 289 honorees have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and service and are highly deserving of this distinction.”
About the Awards
The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are presented annually to faculty and staff in six categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Teaching, and Classified Service.
The honor provides system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourages the ongoing pursuit of excellence. Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians, and staff across its 64 campuses and System Administration.
Individuals selected for this honor are role models within the SUNY community.