Ten UAlbany Students Honored with 2016 Chancellor’s Award
Ten UAlbany students are among 246 SUNY students across the state who will be honored by Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher as recipients of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 5, 2016) -- Ten students from the University at Albany were among 246 SUNY students across the state to be honored by Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher as recipients of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
Created in 1997, this prestigious award recognizes students who have best demonstrated their ability to integrate academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, campus involvement, athletics, career achievement, community service or creative and performing arts. The award is a tribute to each student’s hard work and commitment to excellence during their undergraduate or graduate experience.
The following UAlbany students are recipients of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence:
- Janeen Bell, Niskayuna, N.Y.
- Justin Berger, Kendall Park, N.J.
- Marc Cohen, Buffalo, N.Y.
- Habeeb Famuyide, Inwood, N.Y.
- Samantha Hutchins, Salem, N.H.
- Matthew Leger, Fitchburg, Mass.
- Cristian Palma, Nanuet, N.Y.
- Karan Verma, Chicago, Ill.
- Nicole Wallack, Staten Island, N.Y.
- Ijala Wilson, New York, N.Y.
“These students have taken advantage of everything that the University has to offer – both in and out of the classroom – and have excelled in every aspect of their collegiate career,” said Mike Christakis, UAlbany Vice President for Student Affairs. “We are proud of all they have accomplished while at UAlbany and look forward to everything they will accomplish in their post-graduate career.”
Award recipients were honored at a SUNY-wide ceremony at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Tuesday, April 5, at 2 p.m.
Interested in learning more about these outstanding students? Read their individual profiles.
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