Four New Paltz students recognized for excellence with Chancellor's Awards
NEW PALTZ – Four students from the State University of New York at New Paltz received the 2009 Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence at a ceremony held on April 7 in Albany.
The outstanding New Paltz students honored were Allison Duarte, a journalism student from New Windsor, N.Y.; Jessica Golian, a childhood education with a concentration in Spanish student from Roslyn Heights N.Y.; Bexis Matos, a journalism and public relations student from Bronx, N.Y.; and Benjamin Olsen, a business economics student from Patterson, N.Y.
State University of New York Vice Chancellor and Officer-In-Charge John J. O’Connor presented each student with a framed certificate and a medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.
The New Paltz students were among 238 college students throughout the SUNY system presented with the annual award. Students must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.77 or higher and record a significant contribution to their campus or local community to be considered for the honor.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.