Alumni & Friends
Awards For Alumni And Friends

Recognizing dedicated alumni and faculty, the College presents awards during Alumni Weekend & Reunion. This year's Heritage lunch, at which the 2015 awards will be presented, is Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Union (SUB). Schedule and registration

Categories and Criteria
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
2016 - Nominations open until Oct. 20, 2015 (nominate someone using the form below)
2015Distinguished Alumni Service Award: Amber Greene '03 - Register for Oct. 3 awards luncheon

Past Heritage Award Recipients
2016 - Nominations open until Oct. 20, 2015 (nominate someone using the form below)
2015 - Alumna: Onika Jervis '93 '05g | Faculty/Staff: Prof. William B. Rhoads - Register for Oct. 3 awards luncheon
2014 - Alumnus: Antonio "Tony" Bonilla '87 '05g | Faculty/Staff: Prof. Ronald Knapp - Details
2013 - Alumni: Robert "Bob" Thorn '66 '70g and Jane (Hausz) Thorn '68 | Faculty/Staff: Linda Delgado-Baker '84 '86g and Prof. Douglas Baker - Details
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
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)

Nomination Process
For 2016 consideration, submit by October 20, 2015, to the Office of Alumni Relations via email at or the form below. Finalists are reviewed and are notified if selected.