Friday, April 21, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Seymour Union, Ballroom
Faculty, staff, students, and the Brockport community are invited.
The 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.
Dr. Ruhan Zhao
Dr. Ruhan Zhao is a distinguished professor of mathematics at SUNY Brockport and joined the University in 2005. He obtained his PhD in mathematics at the University of Joensuu (now the University of Eastern Finland) in 1996. Dr. Zhao has published over 70 peer-reviewed research papers in the fields of complex analysis and operator theory, making a vast impact in the field. He introduced the concept of Qp spaces with his coauthors and the concept of F(p,q,s) spaces by himself. Mathematicians around the world have widely studied both of these spaces. The subject of Qp spaces was so important that it was assigned a number in the Mathematics Subject Classification by the American Mathematical Society, which means that the study of Qp spaces has become a standard research direction in the international mathematical community. Dr. Zhao received the 2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities and was promoted as a SUNY Distinguished Professor this year.
Karen J Lathigee-Blank
President’s Citation Award
The President’s Citation 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 co-curricular activities, significant contributions to the University and community, and evidence of professional promise.
School Outstanding Award Winners
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.
Shaquay (Shay) Ely
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 their 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 their career.
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.
Shaquay (Shay) Ely
The Honors College Scholar Awards recognize graduating Honors seniors who have displayed extraordinary academic achievement. One Honors Scholar is selected from each of the three Schools.
Allison (Ally) Choate
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 their 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 they have 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 their 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 they have applied.
Sharon J Jaramillo