Waterloo Grad Wins SUNY Chancellor’s Award

Tiffany Telarico, Waterloo, was one of 270 college students honored by John R. Ryan, Chancellor of the State University of New York, with the 2006 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, Monday, April 10, in Albany. The Awards are given out annually to students who earn a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.78 or higher and record a significant contribution to their campus or local community.“Recipients of this year’s awards have excelled academically and, in many cases, far exceeded even their own expectations in their pursuit of higher education and community involvement,” said Chancellor Ryan. “The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence is given to the best and the brightest students across the SUNY System. I am pleased to see so many recipients this year from nearly all of our campuses. I commend the campus presidents and their faculty and staff for discovering and enhancing student excellence throughout the year.”The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized, for the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement.Each year, campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews exemplary members of their college communities who are graduating. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office and are subject to a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the Chancellor to become recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.At the ceremony, held in Albany, each recipient received a framed certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement. A complete listing on this year’s recipients is available online, at www.suny.edu.The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 414,000 students in 6,688 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses. The SUNY Learning Network has more than 53,000 enrollments by more than 34,000 students in more than 3,200 courses and 60 degree and certificate programs. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu


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