SUNY Chancellor's Award

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The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence acknowledges students who have achieved excellence both inside and outside of the classroom. Each year, the College seeks nominations of students who have best demonstrated and been recognized for their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include: leadership, community service, arts (creative or performing), athletics, and/or career achievement. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the University.


Only students graduating between June 2017 and May 2018 will be considered. All information must be typed on the form; handwritten copies will not be accepted. Only awards received while at the current institution are applicable. (Awards from another college or high school may not be included.)

Selection Process

Nominations will be accepted until 4 pm on Friday, January 12, 2018. Students may self-nominate or be nominated by a College department or office. If a student is being nominated by a department, it is highly recommended that the student be included in the process to ensure that all areas of accomplishment are included.

Nomination packets include the following:

  • Completed Nomination Form
  • 2-3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume – not to exceed 2 pages (optional)

The complete packet can be submitted to in electronic (PDF) or hard copy to:

  • Electronic Copy as a PDF:
  • Hard Copy: Kimberly Piatt, Office of Community Development, Seymour College Union 203

A campus selection committee comprised of faculty, staff, and one first-year student will review the nominations and select five candidates to recommend for the president’s consideration and approval.

Upon approval from the president, the five nominees are submitted to SUNY for final approval. If chosen, each recipient will receive notification from SUNY directly. On or before February 28, a letter will be sent to each award recipient and a list of recipients will be sent to the campus president.


Recipients will be recognized at three distinct ceremonies:

  • SUNY Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 2 pm in Albany, NY
  • Brockport’s Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Brockport’s Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony: Monday, April 23, 2018

If you have any questions regarding this award, please contact Kim Piatt, Assistant Director of Community Development, at or 395-2987.

Last Updated 8/15/18

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