Employee SUNY Chancellor’s Award Winners

SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence winners were recognized during OCC’s Commencement Ceremony. Recipients included (left to right) Barbara Wells, Ph.D., Annie Tuttle, Ph.D. and Glenda Gross, Ph.D. Also pictured on the far right is OCC President Casey Crabill, Ed.D. who presented Chancellor’s Award medals to each honoree.

Eleven faculty and staff members were recognized as SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence winners during OCC’s Commencement ceremony. The system-level honors provide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

“One of my themes for SUNY is individualized education, meaning the work we do to help our students navigate the programs and opportunities within our 64 campuses,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “Our faculty and staff educate, inspire and support our students to pursue their passions; they are the driving force on campus. Those we honor are leading this effort through their commitment to their craft and their dedication to our students. I am proud to celebrate and honor this year’s recipients at Onondaga Community College.” OCC’s 2018 recipients are:

 

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

  • Scott Titus, Director of Marketing & New Media

 

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

  • David VanArsdale, Ph.D., Professor of Social Sciences and Philosophy

 

Chancellor’s Award for Classified Service

  • Mary Jude Plunkett, Enrollment Management

 

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

  • Patrick Kenny, Ph.D., Professor of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • David Rudari, D.M.A., Professor of Music

 

Chancellor’s for Excellence in Teaching

  • Cynthia Arcuri, Professor of Nursing
  • Glenda Gross, Ph.D., Professor of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Annie Tuttle, Ph.D., Professor of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Barbara Wells, Ph.D., Professor of Biology

 

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

  • Lawrence G. Page, Professor of Computer Studies
  • Edward Ponto, Professor of Chemistry and Physical Science

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Our Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence Winners

 

James Carey is presented his SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence by OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill.

Eleven OCC employees were presented SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence at commencement. The awards provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. These programs underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction, and serving the public good. Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians and staff across its campuses. The 2016-17 recipients are:

  • Wendy Lynne Allen, Excellence in Professional Service
  • Laura Bailey, Excellence in Adjunct Teaching
  • James Carey, Excellence in Teaching
  • Sarah Collins, J.D., Excellence in Professional Service
  • Patrick DeFazio, Excellence in Teaching
  • Elizabeth Hauswirth, Excellence in Classified Service
  • Roger Mirabito, Excellence in Professional Service
  • John T. Ryan, Excellence in Faculty Service
  • Garth Tyszka, Excellence in Teaching
  • Denise Valdes, Excellence in Teaching
  • Larry Weiskirch, Ph.D., Excellence in Faculty Service

“The faculty and staff honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence are the best of our best, having ensured student success as they educate and mentor students with innovative approaches to academic instruction, infuse curricula with applied learning opportunities, adapt best practices from throughout SUNY, and much more,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “It is an honor to recognize their excellent work. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients.”

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Chancellor’s Award Winners

The College's SUNY Chancellor's for Excellence Awards recipients are honored at commencement.
OCC’s SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence recipients are honored at commencement. On the far left is College President Dr. Casey Crabill. On the far right is Interim Provost Dr. Julie White. Individual photos of each recipient appear at the bottom of this story.

Nine OCC employees were presented SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence at commencement. The awards provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. These programs underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction, and serving the public good. Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians and staff across its campuses. The 2015-16 recipients are:

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service – Lisa Smolen

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service – Russ Corbin, Anne DeLand

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service – Anthony Vadala, Cynthia Warner, DPT

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching – Michele Williams Ley, J.D., Michael O’Connor, Christian Sisack

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching – Daniel Warne

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SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence Winners

Eight OCC faculty and staff members have been named SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence winners. The system-level honors acknowledge and provide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.CROPPED Chancellor's Award medal The program underscores SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction and serving the public good. Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians and professional staff across its campuses. Following is a list of OCC’s winners by category:

Excellence in Teaching

  • Richard McLain, Professor, History. McLain has been serving OCC students since 2005. He lives in Syracuse.
  • Selma Moore, Professor, Music. Moore began teaching at the College in 1976. She lives in Onondaga Hill.
  • Leanne Waterman, Professor, Nursing. Waterman joined the faculty in 1998. She is a 1982 graduate of OCC’s Nursing program. Waterman lives in South Onondaga.

Excellence in Faculty Service

  • Nina Tamrowski, Professor, Political Science. Tamrowski has been serving students since 1991. She lives in Liverpool.

Excellence in Classified Service

  • Elise Murphy, Librarians’ Assistant, Coulter Library. Murphy has worked at the College since 1998. She lives in Liverpool.

Excellence in Professional Service

  • Cathleen Dotterer, Executive Director of Housing & Residence Life, OCC Housing Development Corporation. Dotterer began working at OCC in 2003. She lives in Syracuse.
  • Drake Harrison, Director, Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program. Harrison has been serving students since 1989. He lives in Syracuse.
  • Sally Luton, Assistant Director, Student Accounts. Luton joined the College in 2002. She lives in Onondaga.

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