Award Recipients

Distinguished Faculty Ranks

Distinguished Teaching Professorships

1975  Dr. Kent Lawson, Physics

1978  Dr. Philo Wilson, Earth Sciences

1986  Dr. John Kotz, Chemistry

1989  Dr. P. Jay Fleisher, Earth Sciences

1994  Dr. Arthur Palmer, Earth Sciences

1997  Dr. Harry Pence, Chemistry

1998  Dr. John Relethford, Anthropology

1999  Dr. Douglas Shrader, Philosophy

2000  Dr. Patrick Meanor, English

2001  Dr. Ashok Malhotra, Philosophy

2002  Dr. Lawrence Guzy, Psychology

2006  Dr. Peter Di Nardo, Psychology

2009  Dr. James Ebert, Earth Sciences

2018 Dr. Daniel Payne, English

Distinguished Service Professorships

1995  Dr. F. Daniel Larkin, History

2002  Dr. Willard Harman, Biology

2006  Dr. Gretchen Sorin, Cooperstown Graduate Program

2007  Dr. Janet Nepkie, Music


Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

2013  Ms. Cynthia Klink (Anthropology) and Ms. Carol Exley (Education)

Excellence in Classified Service

2009  Ms. Betty Winchester, Secretary I, Communication & Media

2010  Mr. Dale Couse, Chief Janitor, Maintenance Custodial

2011  Ms. Donna Baker, Secretary I, Creative Media Services

2013  Kay Gale, Secretary I, Music

2014  Mr. Charles Joe Weaver, Supervising Painter, Maintenance Trades

2015  Ms. Sharon Paoletti, Agency Program Aide, Office of the Budget

2016  Jean Yaro, Elementary Education & Reading

2017  Steven Eichler, Electrician, Maintenance - Trades

2018  Debra Schwartz, Office Assistant 2, Maintenance Custodial

Excellence in Faculty Service

2004  Mr. Francis O’Mara, Communication & Media

2005  Dr. Achim Koeddermann, Philosophy

2012 Dr. Jerome Blechman, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

2013  Dr. William Simons, History

2014  Dr. Michael Koch, Philosophy

2015  Dr. Theresa Russo, Human Ecology

2016  John Schaumloffel, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Excellence in Librarianship

1981  Mrs. Martha Chambers, Head of Special Collections

1989  Miss Christine Bulson, Head of Reference

1999  Miss Kathryn Franco, Librarian

2001  Ms. Elaine Downing, Librarian

2006  Dr. Mary Lynn Bensen, Reference and Instruction Librarian

2008  Ms. Nancy Cannon, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Excellence in Professional Service

1978  Mr. David Brenner, Associate Dean and College Registrar

1996  Dr. Steven Perry, Director, Career Development and Academic Advisement and Mr. Roger B. Sullivan, Director of Admissions

2001  Ms. Carol Blazina, Assistant to the President

2003  Ms. Eileen McClafferty, Director, Academic Advisement and Orientation

2004  Ms. Tracey Ranieri, Associate Athletic Director

2007  Ms. Karen Brown, Director of Admissions

2008  Mr. Thomas Rathbone, Associate Vice President for Facilities

2010  Dr. Mark Rice, Director of Counseling

2011  Ms. Lynda Bassette, Director of Special Programs

2012  Dr. Barton Ingersoll, University Police Chief

2013  Dr. Joanne Curran, Associate Dean, Division of Education and Ms. Kathy Meeker, Grants and Development Office

2014  Dr. Jeanne Miller, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Ms. Elizabeth Tirado, Director of Business Services

2015  Ms. Maureen Artale, College Registrar, Office of the Registrar and Mr. James Greenberg, Director, Teaching/Learning/Technology Center

2016  Ms. Ellen Blaisdell, Director of Gift Planning, College Advancement and Ms. Monica Grau, Director of New Student Services

2017  Ms. Denise Straut, Director of Sponsored Programs

2018  Ms. Susan Clemons, Controller and Ms. Rebecca Harrington, Health Educator

Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

2002  Dr. Gretchen Sorin, Director, Cooperstown Graduate Program

2003  Mr. Carleton Clay, Music

2005  Dr. Robert Barstow, Music

2007  Dr. Orlando Legname, Music

2012  Dr. Joseph Pignato, Music

2013  Dr. Susan Bernardin, Women & Gender Studies and English

2014  Dr. Brian Haley, Anthropology

2016  Gregory Fulkerson, Sociology

2017  Toke Knudsen, Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

2018  Brian Lowe, Sociology

Excellence in Teaching

1973  Dr. Kent Lawson, Physics,  Mr. James Mullen, Art and Mr. Charles Woolever, Geography

1974  Dr. Nelson DuBois, Educational Psychology, Dr. Joan Iversen, History,  Dr. Raymond Rainville, Psychology,  Mr. Albert Read, Physics and Dr. Edward Tribe, Education

1975  Dr. Willard Harman, Biology,  Dr. Charlotte Mendez, English and Dr. H. Laverne Thomas, Mathematics

1976  Dr. P. Jay Fleisher, Earth Science

1977  Dr. Krishan Chopra, Economics and Business, Dr. Billy Leimkuhler, Education and Dr. Philo Wilson, Earth Science

1978  Dr. Hoyt Jackson, Political Science and  Dr. Robert Phillips, Biology

1979  Dr. Bruce Dayton, Biology, Dr. John Kotz, Chemistry and Dr. Arthur Palmer, Earth Science

1980  Dr. Thomas Gergel, Geography and Dr. Patricia Gourlay, English

1981  Dr. Urmil Chopra, Economics and Business and Dr. Robert Simmonds, Earth Science

1983  Dr. Robert Porter, Education

1985  Dr. Stephen Berman, Earth Science

1986  Dr. William Pietraface, Biology

1987  Dr. Harry Pence, Chemistry

1989  Dr. Laura Bukovsan, Biology and Dr. Lorraine Platka-Bird, Home Economics

1990  Dr. Joseph Tausta, Chemistry

1991  Dr. Jerome Blechman, Earth Sciences and Dr. Douglas Shrader, Philosophy

1992  Dr. Loraine Tyler, Home Economics

1993  Dr. James Ebert, Earth Sciences, Dr. Lawrence Guzy, Psychology and Dr. James Preston, Anthropology

1994  Dr. Ashok Malhotra, Philosophy, Ms. Yolanda Sharpe, Art and Mr. Norman Wesley, English

1995  Dr. Peter DiNardo, Psychology and Dr. John Relethford, Anthropology

1996  Dr. Patrick Meanor, English and Dr. Jeanne Simonelli, Anthropology

1997  Dr. Douglas Fielder, Physics and Astronomy and Dr. Paul Scheele, Political Science

1999  Dr. Michael Lynch, Political Science

2000  Dr. Craig Bielert, Psychology

2001  Ms. Nancy Callahan, Art, Dr. Arthur Dauria, Communication & Media and Dr. June Edwards, Education

2002  Dr. William Simons, History

2003  Mr. Paul Jensen, Communication & Media

2004  Dr. Tracy Allen, Geography and Dr. Richard Lee, English

2005  Dr. Gwen Crane, English

2006  Dr. Cynthia Falk, Cooperstown Graduate Program, Dr. Julie Freeman, History and Dr. Paul Lilly, English

2007  Dr. David Manes, Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

2008  Dr. Stephen Walsh, Management, Marketing & Information Systems, Dr. Donna Vogler, Biology and Dr. William Ashbaugh, History

2009  Dr. Renee Walker, Anthropology and Dr. Brian Beitzel, Educational Psychology and Counseling

2010  Dr. Cynthia Lassonde, Elementary Education and Reading

2011  Dr. Devin Castendyk, Earth Sciences

2012  Dr. Daniel Payne, of English

2013  Dr. William Walker, Cooperstown Graduate Program and Dr. Nathan Gonyea, Educational Psychology, Counseling & Special Education

2014  Dr. Leslie Hasbargen, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Dr. Charlene Christie, Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies and Dr. William Vining, Chemistry and Biochemistry

2015  Dr. Charles Ragozzine, Math, Computer Science, and Statistics, Dr. Todd Ellis, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and Dr. Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Secondary Education & Educational Technology

2016 Thomas Beal, History, Karen Joest, Human Ecology and Joshua Palmatier, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics

2017 Sean Robinson, Biology and George Hovis, English

2018 Keith Jones (Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics), April Harper (History) and Sallie Han (Anthropology)

Student Excellence

1998 Glenn Barbeisch, Joy Blakeslee and Cindy Mae Harper

1999  Kristin Connelly and Mark Mucci

2000  Elizabeth Koenig, Erin McCulley and Michael Oakes

2001  David Fyfe, Craig Scott, Mitchell Waters and Lut Wong

2002   Nathaniel Berliner

2003  Ann Cheney, Richard Dworak, Sandra Finn, Christy Frembes, Sandra Knutti, Elayne Mosher, Tim Naples, Lizbeth Oppenheimer, Brooke Ranes, Alison Sturm, Tristen Weaver and Denora Williams

2004  Kelly Adams, Kelly Covert, Brian Foster, Alina Graham and Jeremy Wyckoff

2005  Erick Adame, Neville Campbell, Sarah Courtney, Stephanie Gross and Luke Kitchen

2006  Jessica Grabedian, Aubrynn Nealis, Teresa Tartaglione, Alexander Vito and Aimee Wolons

2007  Stefanie DeMonaco, Jason Gardner, Anna Legname, Kyra McTighe, Michael Reale and Christopher Rooney

2008  Veronica Acevedo, Kathryn Burkhardt, Elizabeth Cousineau, Jennifer Fernandez, Jennifer Foster and Matthew Harrington

2009  Carleigh Bettiol, Amanda Carmichael, Sarah Cascone and Dennis Dorf

2010  Claire Albertson, Julie Dewey, Kelly Wasilewski and Wilkin Cabrers

2011  Ayesha Qamar, Kristin Santiago, Nickeema Cox and Zisham Qamar Wariach

2012   Michelle Linder, Alyson Marmet, Jared Reynolds and Curtis Walker

2013  Emily Hunter and Dylan Nealis

2014  Mifuyo Otsuka, Ashley Chufa Ly, Raymond Boss and Kaylee Hurzog

2015  Marvin Rodriguez, Colton Cox and John Anthony Barnas

2016  Samuel Afriyie, Melissa Haig and Kevin Sutton

2017  Daniela Gutierrez, Spriha Sanjay, Rachel Shine and Jillian Young

2018  Kayla Belush, Daniel Prince, Jonelle Reyes and Anthony Vecere

last updated 04/7/17