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Friday, April 20, 3:30 pm
Seymour College Union Ballroom
Reception immediately following in the Seymour College Union Main Lounge
If you can't join us on campus for the ceremony, you can still watch the event online.
The College at 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 College. This year, we will individually honor the President’s Citation Award, each School’s outstanding scholars (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) 395-5648 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty who Plan to Process
Please RSVP to process in the ceremony by Wednesday, April 18, 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 College Bookstore.
Processing faculty will assemble at 3 pm in the Seymour College 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 College Union Ballroom. Thank you for your participation!
Outstanding Achievement Awards
The School of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to one of the top students from among the School's diverse programs.
Teresa L. Rodriguez
The School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Distinguished Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the School's top scholar. To qualify, a student must be a senior who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.5, exhibited a strong master of understanding / performance element in their discipline, and demonstrated a significant service element related directly to their department or program.
The School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to an outstanding graduate student who has completed or is completing a program of study within the School of Arts and Sciences in the academic year of nomination. The nominee must have a minimum GPA of 3.85 and significant scholarly activity in their field of study.
The School of Business and Management Undergraduate Distinguished Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the accomplishments of an exemplary student. 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 their community by participating in worthwhile campus and local organizations. Through their accomplishments at the College, the individual will show great promise in the business professions. Moreover, their involvement in campus activities will predict that they will actively represent the ideals of the School and the College upon graduation.
The School of Business and Management Graduate Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the accomplishments of an exemplary student in the graduate accounting programs. To qualify, a student must be completing their Master of Science in Accounting or Forensic Accounting in the year they receive 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, Health, and Human Services Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to one of the top students from among the School's diverse programs.
The School of Education, Health, and Human Services Undergraduate Distinguished Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the School's top scholar. To qualify, a student must be a senior who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.75, exhibited a strong master of understanding / performance element in their discipline, and demonstrated a significant service element related directly to their department or program.
The School of Education, Health, and Human Services Graduate Outstanding Achievement 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).
Allison M. Parry-Gurak
The President’s Citation Award is The College at 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 College and community, and evidence of professional promise.
The recipient of the President’s Citation Award will be selected from among the three Undergraduate Distinguished Outstanding Achievement Award recipients and will be announced during 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.
The Delta College Commendation Award recognizes academic excellence, leadership through civic engagement, and seriousness of purpose toward career preparation.
Patrick B. Hall
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.
Madison T. Hiddie
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.
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 College 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 three Schools.
The Outstanding Adult Student Awards are presented to three adult students who have been especially successful at combining college studies with their other responsibilities. The awardees also represent the College at a dinner and ceremony sponsored by the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Committee.
Teresa L. Rodriguez
Zara M. Schinsing
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.
Robert Darrisaw Jr.
The Departmental Scholar Awards are presented in recognition of outstanding achievement within the academic majors. Although award criteria differ among departments, faculty from each academic major nominate and select the Departmental Scholar based on performance in the classroom, scholarly activity outside the classroom, and commitment to the discipline and/or profession.
School of Arts and Sciences
African and African American Studies
Arts for Children
Computer Information Systems
Earth Sciences: Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences: Geology
Environmental Science and Ecology
Teresa L. Rodriguez
Journalism and Broadcasting
Modern Languages and Cultures
Lauren Del Vecchio
Brigette C. Meskell
Women and Gender Studies
School of Business and Management
School of Education, Health, and Human Services
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies
Education and Human Development
Jennifer Van Etten
Physical Education Teacher Education
Recreation and Leisure Studies