University at Albany

Excellence in Professional Service

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three staff members received this tribute in 2000 for Excellence in Professional Service.

Carol StengerCarol StengerUniversity Counseling Center

Carol Stenger, coordinator for Health Promotion in the University Counseling Center, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for students. They, in turn, enthusiastically acknowledge the influence she has had on their experiences at the University. She devotes numerous extra hours, including evenings and weekends, to student-related programs and workshops.

In her position, Stenger tackles some of the most controversial and complex issues on campus and she does so with the utmost sensitivity and diplomacy. She is viewed as an outstanding role model who has shown a career-long commitment to teaching and service.

Stenger started her career at the University 19 years ago as a residence hall director. Her talents were quickly recognized and she was rewarded with several promotional opportunities within the department. She also teaches a Human Sexuality course for the Department of Counseling Psychology. In all these positions, she has been involved in developing programs that stress the health and well being of students.

An influential member of several University committees, Stenger has done particularly significant work on AIDS prevention on campus. She currently serves on the Vice President’s Advisory Council on AIDS Prevention. Stenger is committed to finding ways to prevent the spread of HIV and her accomplishments can best be seen through her relationships with students. She relates to students easily by understanding their concerns, fears, and where they may be lacking in knowledge. She provides them with advice and support as well as information to help students make their own lifestyle choices and encourage good health.

Excellence in Professional Service

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Students participate in more than 200 student clubs and honor societies, and enjoy a busy calendar of campus events.