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Excellence Rewarded

President Rodríguez and Interim Provost Edelgard Wulfert, center, stand with this year's UAlbany winners of SUNY's Chancellor's Awards for Excellence. They are, left to right, Claudio Gomez, Shao Lin, Cynthia Fox, President Rodriguez, Interim Provost Wulfert, Sean Rafferty, Jane Krumm-Schwan and Clarence McNeill. Absent because of a teaching obligation was Tse-Chuan Yang. (Photos by Brian Busher)

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 2, 2019) — Excellence was on display Tuesday afternoon in the Campus Center Ballroom when the 2019 President’s Excellence Awards were announced and the University’s recipients of the 2019 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence were also honored.

The Excellence Awards winners, by category are:


Pauline Carrico, instructional support specialist, Biological Sciences

Angela Ellis, lecturer, History

Danny Goodwin, associate professor, Art and Art History

Research and Creative Activities

Thomas Begley, professor, Biological Sciences

J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, research director, Center for Technology in Government/associate professor, Public Administration & Policy

John Schwaller, professor, History

Excellence Award winner Kim Engel with President Rodríguez
President Rodríguez smiles with Kim Engel, associate director of the Performing Arts Center, as she holds her President's Excellence Award for professional service.

Professional Service

Kim Engel, associate director, Performing Arts Center

Nancy Lauricella, associate dean of students, Student Affairs

Peter Recore-Migirditch, director of finance and administration, University Libraries

Estela Rivero, assistant vice president, Student Affairs


Sue Kaczor, biology, atmospheric & environmental science, general science and science reference subject librarian, University Libraries

Support Service

Lynne Cable, payroll manager, Human Resources Management

The 2019 recipients of the Chancellor’s Excellence Awards, by winning category, are:


Tse-Chuan Yang, associate professor, Sociology

Sean Rafferty, associate professor, Anthropology

Research and Creative Activities:

Shao Lin, professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Faculty Service

Cynthia Fox, associate professor, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Professional Service:

Claudio Gomez, senior academic advisor/counselor, Educational Opportunities Program

Jane Krumm-Schwan, director of administration and finance, Center for Technology in Government

Clarence McNeill, dean of students, Student Affairs

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