Five SUNY New Paltz students receive Chancellor's Awards
NEW PALTZ -- Five students from the State University of New York at New Paltz received the 2006 Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence at a ceremony held on April 10 in Albany.
The outstanding New Paltz students honored were Fitzarnaz Drummond (Stuyvesant), Mary Ezenwa (New Paltz), Nicole Potestivo (Staten Island), Bette Sloane (Dix Hills) and Brandon Waterman (Sand Lake). State University of New York Chancellor John R. Ryan presented each student with a framed certificate and a medallion that is traditionally worn at commencement.
"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."
The New Paltz students were among 270 college students, representing 62 campuses within the SUNY system, presented with the annual award. Students must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.78 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.