Monday, April 21, 3:30 pm
Seymour Union Ballroom
Reception immediately following in the Seymour Union Main Lounge
If you can’t join us on campus for the ceremony, you can still watch the event on our website.
SUNY Brockport community comes together annually to celebrate student success at the Honors and Awards Ceremony. This long-standing tradition recognizes academic excellence, honoring students for outstanding achievement.
Since 1982, the Honors and Awards Ceremony has recognized thousands of extraordinary students in all academic areas of the University. This year, we will individually honor the President’s Citation Award, each School’s outstanding scholar (both undergraduate and graduate), the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, Delta College Commendation Award, Delta College Program Scholar Award, Executive Director’s Award, Honors College Outstanding Senior Award, Honors College Scholar Award, Outstanding Adult Student Awards, Outstanding CSTEP Scholar Award, Outstanding McNair Scholar Award, and the top scholar in each department. Faculty, staff, students, friends, and family are encouraged to join us as we celebrate our students’ success!
Award recipients will receive a personalized invitation in March.
For more information, please contact the Office of Conferences and Events at (585) 395-2275 or at email@example.com.
Faculty who Plan to Process
Please RSVP to process in the ceremony by Wednesday, April 19, so we can reserve a seat for you. Processing faculty must wear academic regalia. If you do not have regalia, you may rent or purchase it through the Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Processing faculty will assemble at 3 pm in the Seymour Union, Room 119. If you would like to attend the ceremony, but are unable to process, you are welcome to utilize general seating in the Seymour Union Ballroom. Thank you for your participation!
Outstanding Achievement Awards
The School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Award is presented to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, exhibited a strong master of understanding/performance element in his/her discipline and contributed significantly to his/her department or program.
Rashana Vikara Lydner
The School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Award is presented to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and has made a significant contribution to his/her chosen field through the academic discipline or applied profession.
The School of Business and Management Undergraduate Award recognizes the accomplishments of an exemplary undergraduate student in the Department of Business Administration and Economics. To qualify, a student must be a graduating senior and have a GPA of at least 3.75. The recipient also must display a strong willingness to improve his/her community by participating in worthwhile campus and local organizations. Through his/her accomplishments at the University, the individual will show great promise in the business professions. Moreover, his/her involvement in campus activities will predict that he/she will actively represent the ideals of the University and department upon graduation.
Kelly Ann Valente
The School of Business and Management Graduate Award recognizes the accomplishments of an exemplary student in the graduate accounting programs. To qualify, a student must be completing his/her Master of Science in Accounting or Forensic Accounting in the year he/she receives the award. Besides proving to be an outstanding student, the individual will have displayed the technical and ethical standards of the field and will demonstrate future dedication to the accounting profession.
The School of Education and Human Services Undergraduate Award recognizes a senior or December graduate who is a matriculated student in a professional, degree granting/certification program, who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.5, has earned a minimum of 42 credits at Brockport and has made significant contributions to service and activities and/or university-wide activities.
Emily Kathryn Ruggiero
The School of Education and Human Services Graduate Award is presented to an outstanding graduate student who is matriculated in a program leading to a master’s degree or certificate of advanced study. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and have made significant contributions to the profession and/or to the community in the field of graduate discipline (e.g. scholarly publication, leadership in the field or outstanding clinical performance).
Cara Rae Johnson
The School of Health and Human Performance Undergraduate Award is presented to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, exhibited a strong applied/performance element in his/her accomplishments, and contributed significantly to his/her department or program.
The School of Health and Human Performance Graduate Award is presented to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and has made a significant contribution to his/her chosen field through the academic discipline or applied profession.
The School of Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Award recognizes a senior or December graduate who has resided at the University for at least three semesters, has completed a School of Science and Mathematics major or will have done so by graduation, has earned a GPA of at least 3.75 and has made a significant contribution to either the University or the department.
Clayton Timothy Brady
The School of Science and Mathematics Graduate Award is presented to an outstanding graduate student who has completed or is completing a program of study within the School of Science and Mathematics in the academic year of nomination. The nominee must have a minimum GPA of 3.85 and significant scholarly activity in his/her field of study.
Eli L. Polzer
The President’s Citation Award is SUNY Brockport’s highest award for a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding scholastic merit (a GPA of at least 3.75), a strong record of cocurricular activities, significant contributions to the University and community and evidence of professional promise.
The recipient of the President’s Citation Award is selected from among the five School undergraduate award recipients and will be announced at the ceremony.
The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes model students who have integrated academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, and who may have already received recognition from campus, local, state, national, or international organizations. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by SUNY.
Clayton Timothy Brady
The Delta College Commendation Award recognizes academic excellence, leadership through civic engagement, and seriousness of purpose toward career preparation.
The Delta College Program Scholar Award recognizes a graduating Delta College student who has earned the highest GPA throughout his/her participation in the program.
The Executive Director’s Award is presented by the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center to a highly motivated student who has exhibited outstanding academic and vocational performance and who is seeking to continue his/her career.
Anthony B. Brown, Sr.
The Honors College Outstanding Senior Award is presented to a graduating Honors senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement combined with a significant record of University and/or community leadership.
The Honors College Scholar Awards recognize graduating Honors seniors who have displayed extraordinary academic achievement. One Honors Scholar is selected from each of the five Schools.
Kelly Ann Valente
The Outstanding Adult Student Awards are presented to three adult students who have been especially successful at combining university studies with their other responsibilities. The awardees also represent the University at a dinner and ceremony sponsored by the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Committee.
The Outstanding CSTEP Scholar Award recognizes a student in the CSTEP Program who has a 3.5 GPA and shows the most promise of continuing his/her education in graduate or professional school. The student selected must have received offers of funding such as assistantships, fellowships, or grants from the graduate or professional schools to which he/she has applied.
The Outstanding McNair Scholar Award recognizes a student in the McNair Program who has a 3.5 GPA and shows the most promise of continuing his/her education in graduate or professional school. The student selected must have received offers of funding such as assistantships, fellowships, or grants from the graduate or professional schools to which he/she has applied.
Ann Marie Duprey