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Honoring Excellence with the Chancellor's Award 

From left: Alexander Shekhtman, Anne Hildreth, Mark Wolfe, Kelly Wissman, Stephen Hogan and Elizabeth Gaffney. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 19, 2017) – More than a dozen UAlbany faculty and staff have been named recipients of the 2016-2017 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for consistently superior professional achievement. They are among 361 faculty and staff across the State University of New York to be honored.

Excellence in Faculty Service

  • Anne Hildreth, Political Science
  • Christine Wagner, Psychology

Excellence in Librarianship

  • Mark Wolfe, University Libraries

Excellence in Professional Service

  • Michael Boots, University Development
  • Meghan Cook, Center for Technology in Government
  • Joyce DeWitt-Parker, University Counseling Center
  • Elizabeth Gaffney, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Janet Thayer, University Counsel’s Office

Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

  • Sheila Curran Bernard, History
  • Alexander Shekhtman, Chemistry
  • Ben Szaro, Biological Sciences

Excellence in Teaching

  • Kelly Wissman, Literacy Teaching and Learning

Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

  • Stephen Hogan, Criminal Justice

“The strength and impact of SUNY is powered by expert faculty and staff from throughout our 64-campus university system, and the 361 individuals receiving this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence are the best among the best,” said Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “They are at the top of their game in providing their institution and students with the highest quality of instruction, professionalism, and support. It is my great honor to celebrate the achievements of this year’s recipients.”

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