The Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony was introduced in November 2012. This fall event 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 annually to participate.
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
Reception Immediately Following
Justin C. Donhauser
Lecturer, Philosophy and Humanities
Laurence J. Shine
John F. Cabra
Associate Professor, Center for Studies in Creativity
Bridget M. Chesterton
Associate Professor, History and Social Studies Education
Ilya Y. Grinberg
Professor, Engineering Technology
Heather D. Maldonado
Assistant Dean, University College
Jean M. Salisbury
Secretary 2, University College
Laura H. Rao
Volunteer and Service Learning Center Coordinator
Paula J. Mis
Assistant to the Director, Accounts Payable and Travel Services
Lynn M. Boorady
Chair and Associate Professor, Fashion and Textile Technology
Eric R. Dolph
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
Jon Michael Fox
Lecturer, Center for Studies in Creativity
Stephanie M. Foraker
Associate Professor, Psychology
Professor, Computer Information Systems
William Ortega Sr.
Senior Academic Adviser, Educational Opportunity Program
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.
Faculty and staff who received significant awards and recognitions from academic, professional, or service organizations at the international, national, or state levels (beyond Buffalo State and WNY awards) may submit their award information for consideration. Awards meeting the criteria will be included in the program booklet distributed at the ceremony.
Submit Faculty & Staff Awards Information: Form Closed
Faculty and staff may submit information on significant grant awards they have received at $50,000 and above.
Submit Faculty & Staff Grants Received: Form Closed
New 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 included in the program booklet distributed at the recognition ceremony.
Submit Previous SUNY Awards Information: Form Closed
The names and titles of all new faculty and staff as provided through the payroll system from August 31, 2015 through September 1, 2016 will automatically be included in the recognition ceremony booklet as a warm welcome to the Buffalo State community.
2015 program booklet
2014 program booklet
2013 program booklet
2012 program booklet
Celebrations of Excellence: Faculty and Staff Awards
Academic Affairs Office
Cleveland Hall 519
regarding awards submissions and program booklet listings
regarding ceremony, award recipients and guests