Heritage and Alumni Award recipients will be presented their awards during Alumni Reunion 2018. Alumni Reunion 2018 will be held October 12 - 14. We invite alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of the College to submit nominations in all categories. Nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2018.
Heritage Awards: Recognizes an alumnus/a or alumni couple and a faculty/staff couple or individual, whose devotion to the ideals of the College serve as extraordinary examples to the entire New Paltz community.
Alumni Professional Achievement Award: Recognizes alumni who have achieved distinction in a chosen profession or outstanding lifetime achievement.
Distinguished Alumni Service Award: Recognizes alumni volunteers who have made exceptional contributions in support of the activities of the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association.
Past Alumni Award Recipients
2017 - Distinguished Alumni Service Award: Camille Jacobs '91| Alumni Professional Achievement Award: Dr. Neyooxet Greymorning '73
2016 - Distinguished Alumni Service Award: Robert "Bob" Thorn '66 70'g | Alumni Professional Achievement Award: Col. Joseph D. Davidson '90.
2015 - Distinguished Alumni Service Award: Amber Greene '03
Past Heritage Award Recipients
2017 - Alumna: Robin Cohen-LaValle '77 '82g | Alumna: Susan Najork '67 '70g |Faculty/Staff: Dr. Louis Saraceno and Frances Saraceno | Faculty/Staff: Dr. A.J. Williams-Myers
2016 - Alumna: Mary Kastner '71 | Faculty/Staff: Prof. Joseph C. Paparone
2015 - Alumna: Onika Jervis '93 '05g | Faculty/Staff: Prof. William B. Rhoads
2014 - Alumnus: Antonio "Tony" Bonilla '87 '05g | Faculty/Staff: Prof. Ronald Knapp
2013 - Alumni: Robert "Bob" Thorn '66 '70g & Jane (Hausz) Thorn '68 | Faculty/Staff: Linda Delgado-Baker '84 '86g & Prof. Douglas Baker
2012 - Alumni: Robert "Bob" Mountz '68 '71g '80cas and Henrietta (Thomas) Mountz '68 '71g | Faculty/Staff: Dean Robert Michael '75 cas
2011 - Alumna: Sadie (Stellefson) Penzato '66 '68g '76cas | Faculty: Prof. Heinz Meng (deceased)
2010 - Alumna: Rosemarie (Mainberger) McBride '60 '68g | Faculty/Staff: Prof. and Mrs. Karl Budmen (deceased)
2009 - Alumnus: Alan Dunefsky '69 '91g | Faculty: Prof. Ray Snider
2008 - Alumnus: Prof. Joseph Castellana '48 (deceased) | Faculty: Prof. 0. Lin coin "Lin" Igou (deceased)