Purchase College Listed in “Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges” in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

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Purchase College, SUNY is listed as one of the “Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges” in the nation and a “Tier 1 National Liberal Arts College” in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

“When we look at how Purchase College is consistently recognized by prestigious national ranking systems, we see the strength of our mission revealed. Ours is an institution driven to advance the creative process, open-minded engagement and academic excellence. The environment here is unique and supportive–dedicated to nurturing our students’ inventive spirits, ensuring our students’ academic and personal success, as well as opening doors to professional opportunities,” says Thomas J. Schwarz, president of Purchase College, SUNY.

In addition to the U.S. News & World Report recognition, Purchase College has been included on a number of other highly significant college ranking lists:

+ The Princeton Review named Purchase College in its Best 379 Colleges, 2015 edition.
+ The Princeton Review’s The Best Value Colleges, 2014 edition, selected Purchase College; one of only 75 public and 75 private colleges chosen.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Purchase College to its list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges; Purchase was also included on the list of the “Top 30 Best Values in Small Colleges.”
+ Purchase College was selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Fiske Guide to Public Colleges, a selective guide that includes just over 300 colleges and universities.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, “Again this year, we are proud to see so many of our SUNY campuses recognized as being among the best nationally by U.S. News & World Report. In every community across New York State, SUNY colleges and universities like Purchase College offer students top quality degree programs and applied learning opprtunities that prepare them for success in today’s 21st century global economy. Congratulations to each of the SUNY campuses making the list for 2015.”

The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, now in its 30th year, are based on graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving.

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Five Purchase College Community Members Received Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence,

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Congratulations to five Purchase College community members who received Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, announced by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.

“SUNY employs an exemplary body of faculty and staff across the state and the annual presentation of these awards underscores our deep appreciation for those who serve SUNY campuses, students, and communities with the highest levels of distinction,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.”

The list of recipients and their respective categories follows.

Flori Krivit / Classified Service / Grade Specialist, Registrar’s Office

John Mastracchio / Professional Service / 2-D/Print Media Instructional Support Specialist

Michael Lobel / Scholarship and Creative Activities / Professor of Art History

Karen Singer-Freeman / Teaching / Associate Professor of Psychology

Aviva Taubenfeld / Teaching / Associate Professor of Literature and Writing

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. In 2012–13, 312 faculty and staff members received Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

For a complete list, click here.

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