Five New Paltz students receive Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence
NEW PALTZ - Five seniors from the State University of New York at New Paltz have received the 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. They are: Faith Hassell, an industrial and organizational psychology major, from East Meadow, N.Y.; Kimberly Lepore, a psychology major, from Standfordville, N.Y.; Destiny Denise Saldivar, a psychology major, from Washington Heights, N.Y.; Marissa Stephani, an interpersonal and intercultural communication major, from Deer Park, N.Y.; and Chelsea Stokes, an English major, from Long Island, N.Y.
The Chancellor’s Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony in Albany on April 4. Each recipient will receive a framed certificate and a medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.
The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement. A selection committee, appointed by each college’s president, nominates graduating seniors who meet the criteria. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office for a second round of review before final recommendations are sent to the Chancellor.
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.