This week Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher announced 79 recipients of the 2011-12 Scholar Athlete Award, which recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement.
Photo Credit: UAlbany Athletics
“SUNY students who earn this award have excelled in our classrooms as well as our athletic programs,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “With an average GPA of 3.6 and a number of championship competitions among them, this year’s scholar athlete awardees are a highly commendable group.” Continue reading
New York Women in Communications, Inc. is the premier organization for communications professionals in the New York metropolitan area.
The 2012 Matrix Scholarship Recipients, Photo Credit: Miriam Ward
The membership represents all facets of the communications industry, including print, broadcast and online journalism, public relations, marketing, corporate communications, advertising, digital media and book publishing. Membership is made up of students, professionals at entry levels, mid-career stages and top management, as well as growing numbers of entrepreneurs.
NYWIC recently honored their latest Matrix scholarship winners and two SUNY students were among the honorees. We had the opportunity to ask them about their awards and how the scholarship will change their college careers and hopes for the future.
Fashion designer Dawn Deisler was named the winner of awards for pet apparel and accessories presented at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s fourth annual pet fashion runway show, BARKinistas Unleashed, held April 18 at FIT in New York City.
Chewee, a leonberger, in the ensemble that won the Best of Fashion Show Award. Photo by Jennifer Weisbord.
Deisler won the Best of Fashion Show Award for an ensemble of a suede leash and matching suede and boa embossed leather patchwork coat, and the Kmart Salable Style Award for a python black and neon chartreuse lambskin carrying bag, leash, collar, and coat ensemble. Second place in this category went to fashion designer Virginia Armstrong-Whyte for a two-piece white and gold wedding /special occasion dress.
Deisler’s dog, Chappy Fox, a toy schnauzer,with the ensemble that won the Kmart SalableStyle Award. Photo by Smiljana Peros.
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Chairman McCall and find out more about him. He’s accomplishing a great deal for SUNY as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and it was fascinating to discover more of his personal passions.
We discussed what he sees in SUNY’s future, what he hopes to read about SUNY in the New York Times some day, and his relaxing afternoons fishing in Dutchess County.
Chairman McCall is truly an inspiring, motivated, hardworking individual who is a fine representation of what SUNY represents. We appreciate the time he took to sit down with us!
Upon arrival to The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence ceremony, students were offered the opportunity to record a short clip on why they are the “Power of SUNY.” Each students’ accomplishments were categorized under SUNY’s Six Big Ideas. Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming posts highlighting each.
Last Wednesday, Chancellor Zimpher honored more than 300 college students from SUNY campuses throughout the state, presenting 257 with the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, and congratulating 64 SUNY & CUNY students who received awards from Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for community college students.
Students are honored because they have taken full advantage of the academic and extracurricular programs that SUNY provides both in the classroom and in the community. They are proven leaders, athletes, artists, and civic volunteers truly representative of the power of SUNY. Continue reading