For Immediate Release
April 2, 2014
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BROCKPORT, NY—Five students from The College at Brockport, State University of New York, have been honored for excellence by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, PhD. The students were presented with the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence during a ceremony in Albany on April 2.
“Students honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, and those recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, truly embody the power of SUNY,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “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 local communities across New York State. Congratulations to the College at Brockport students being recognized today.”
Brockport’s 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence winners are:
• Cullen Wegman, an art major from Rochester, NY with a 3.86 grade-point average. Wegman has received numerous awards and scholarships, including the Brockport Presidential Scholar in Residence Award. Wegman also took part in an unconventional learning experience, in which he and his classmates traveled to Memphis to learn about the civil rights movement and volunteer in service projects.
• Elizabeth Morgan, a psychology major from Owego, NY with a 3.99 grade-point average. Morgan is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society and was listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Morgan presented at Brockport’s Diversity conference on the topic of the relationship between marriage equality beliefs and behavioral intentions towards LGBTQ individuals.
• Mackenzie Meyer a biological sciences major from Webster, NY with a 3.5 grade-point average. Meyer is a member of Delta College program and is described as “organized and self-disciplined” in her letter of recommendation from James M. Georger, an advisor and recruitment coordinator in the program. Meyer is also the president of the Biology Honors research program.
• Jonathan Allentoff, an interdisciplinary arts for children major with a concentration in music, from Pittsford, NY with a 3.94 grade-point average. Allentoff is a member of the National Society of Collegiate scholars as well as a member of the Delta College program. Allentoff founded the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, which he also directs.
• Joseph Jackson, a computer information systems major from Spencerport, NY with a 3.79 grade-point average. In addition to being listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Jackson was inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society in February and is a member of the Honors College. Jackson is also a member of Brockport Student Government. He serves as the Webmaster, responsible for maintaining the Brockport Student Government website.
The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, or career achievement.
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