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SUNY Chancellor Recognizes UAlbany Faculty and Staff for Excellence in Service

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 22, 2007) -- Nine University at Albany faculty and staff are among more than 235 recipients of the 2007 State University of New York Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Teaching. The honors provide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

UAlbany recipients are Diane Dewar, associate professor, health policy, management and behavior; Jeryl Mumpower, professor, public administration and policy; Sharona Wachs, monographic cataloger and Judaic studies biographer, cataloging; Christopher Fernando, student support services coordinator, academic support services; Thomas Gebhardt, personal safety and off-campus affairs coordinator, University Police Department; JoAnne Malatesta, assistant to the dean, student services, School of Criminal Justice; Lotfi Sayahi, associate professor, languages, literatures and cultures; Kevin J. Williams, associate professor, psychology; and Alissa Pollitz Worden, associate professor, School of Criminal Justice.

Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians and professional staff across its campuses. Candidates must be individuals of achievement, committed to SUNY and its students, respected by the campus community and worthy of emulation by colleagues and students on the home campus and across the System. A certificate and a Chancellor's Excellence Medallion are bestowed to commemorate these honors.

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 417,500 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses.

The University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine schools and colleges, and an honors college. For more information about this internationally ranked institution, visit theUniversity at Albany. Visit UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts.

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