The annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony recognizes Buffalo State recipients of SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence and the President's Awards for Excellence while also acknowledging faculty and staff for certain other recognitions received in the previous year and welcoming new faculty and staff. The campus community is invited and encouraged to participate.
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
Reception Immediately Following
Drew J. Kahn
Distinguished Service Professor, Theater Department
James R. Bensley
Lecturer, Geography and Planning Department
Tammy E. Anna
Secretary 1, Computer Information Systems Department
Carol A. DeNysschen
Chair and Professor; Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics Department
Michael S. (Stephen) Pendleton
Chair and Associate Professor, Political Science Department
Kathy L. Wood
Associate Dean, School of Education
Professor, English Department
Lynn M. Boorady
Professor, Fashion and Textile Technology Department
Neil P. O’Donnell
Senior EOP Counselor, Educational Opportunity Program
Howard M. Reid
Professor, Psychology Department
Jevon D. Hunter
Woods-Beals Endowed Chair, School of Education
Jennifer D. Ryan-Bryant
Associate Professor, English Department
Amy D. Rockwell
Associate Librarian, E. H. Butler Library
Aaron H. Moss Jr.
Assistant Professor, Theater Department
Lisa Marie Anselmi
Chair and Associate Professor, Anthropology
Dianne S. McCarthy
Associate Professor; Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership Department
Catherine S. McCoy
Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding), Educational Opportunity Program
Associate Professor, Center for Studies in Creativity
Jason D. Grinnell
Chair and Associate Professor, Philosophy Department
Maria D. Pacheco
Associate Professor, Chemistry Department
Faculty and Staff may submit awards, recognitions, grants, and previous SUNY awards information at any time using the appropriate forms below. Awards and grants printed in the booklet will have been received between September 1 and August 31 of the current year and meet the appropriate criteria, listed below. Each fall, a deadline date will be posted for submitting information for the upcoming recognition ceremony booklet.
Due Sep. 5
Faculty and staff who received significant awards and recognitions from academic, professional, or service organizations at the international, national, or state levels may submit their award information for consideration. Local, Buffalo State, City of Buffalo, and WNY region awards are not included. Awards meeting the criteria will be printed in the program distributed at the recognition ceremony.
Due Sep. 5
Faculty and staff may submit information on significant grant awards they have received at $50,000 and above. Grant awards meeting the criteria will be printed in the program distributed at the recognition ceremony.
Due Sep. 5
Faculty and staff who received SUNY awards, such as the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence, while previously serving at another SUNY institution any time during their careers may submit their award information. Awards meeting the criteria will be printed in the program distributed at the recognition ceremony.
The names and titles of all new faculty and staff as provided through the payroll system from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will automatically be included in the recognition ceremony program as a warm welcome to the Buffalo State community.
Celebrations of Excellence: Faculty and Staff Awards
regarding awards submissions and program booklet listings
regarding ceremony, award recipients and guests
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