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20 Cornellians win SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

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John Carberry

Twenty students, faculty and staff members in Cornell's contract colleges have won State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Awards for Excellence for 2014.

Faculty and staff who receive the Chancellor's Award for Excellence have served their students, fellow faculty and staff, campuses and communities with the utmost distinction, said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. Students honored  truly embody the power of SUNY. As proven leaders and role models, scholar athletes, creative artists and civic volunteers, each student is recognized not just for academic achievement but also for the profound impact they have on college campuses and communities across New York state.

Those honored this year are:

  • Excellence in Faculty Service: Marvin Pritts, professor of horticulture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS); Rosemary Avery, professor of policy analysis and management, College of Human Ecology (CHE).
  • Excellence in Librarianship: Keith Jenkins, Mann Library, CALS.
  • Excellence in Professional Service: Janelle Tauer, manager of communications and marketing, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, CALS; Karene Booker, human development outreach and extension, CHE.
  • Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities: Kenneth Kemphues, professor of molecular biology and genetics, CALS; Patrick Stover, professor of nutritional sciences, CHE; Douglas Antczak, the Dorothy Havemeyer McConville Professor of Equine Medicine at the Baker Institute for Animal Health, a unit of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Excellence in Teaching: Vicki Bogan, associate professor, Dyson School, CALS; Daniel Krall, associate professor of landscape architecture, CALS; Ling Qi, associate professor of nutritional sciences, CHE.
  • Student Excellence: Spenser Reed '14, food science and nutritional sciences; James Spanjaard '14, applied economics and management, and Martin Zorrilla '14, interdepartmental major, CALS; Evelyn Fok '14, human development, and Juhi Purswani '14, human biology, health and society, CHE; Danielle Abada '14 and Sheretta Noel '14, ILR School; Daniel Jackson and Michelle White, College of Veterinary Medicine.

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