Four from SUNY Geneseo Receive 2010 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

GENESEO, N.Y. - Four State University of New York at Geneseo students are among those from SUNY campuses across the state who have received a 2010 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

The chancellor presented the award to the following Geneseo students, all seniors:

  • Isobel Connors, an anthropology major from Synder, N.Y.
  • Ryne Kitzrow, a political science major from Delmar, N.Y.
  • Adam Kroopnick, an English major from Albany, N.Y.
  • Joseph Mort, a biology major from Rochester, N.Y.

"The 228 students we honor today have excelled academically and taken advantage of what SUNY has to offer outside the classroom," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher at a ceremony in Albany. "These students are proven leaders, athletes, artists, community servants and much more. Congratulations to all of the students receiving today's award and thank you all for your genuine dedication to student excellence."

The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created 13 years ago 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. The average Grade Point Average (GPA) for all recipients this year is 3.8.

Each year, campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews exemplary members of their college communities who are graduating. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor's Office and are subject to a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the chancellor to become recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

Each recipient received a framed certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.

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