Four from SUNY Geneseo Receive 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

GENESEO, N.Y. - Four State University of New York at Geneseo students have received a 2013 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

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

Jessica Carl from Johnson City, N.Y.
Olivia Derella from West Nyack, N.Y.
Melissa Graham from Orchard Park, N.Y.
Delfin Iglesia from Branchburg, N.J.

"The students we honor today have strong records of achievement as student leaders, scholar athletes, aspiring artists and community volunteers," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher in presenting the awards today in Albany. "By exhibiting excellence in class, on campus and in their local communities, these students truly represent the power of SUNY, and we honor them with great pride. Congratulations to all of the students being recognized today."

The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created 15 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, campus involvement or career achievement.

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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