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.
Reception Immediately Following
Drew J. Kahn
Distinguished Service Professor, Theater
James R. Bensley
Lecturer, Geography and Planning
Tammy E. Anna
Secretary 1, Computer Information Systems
Carol A. DeNysschen
Chair and Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics
Michael S. (Stephen) Pendleton
Chair and Associate Professor, Political Science
Kathy L. Wood
Associate Dean, School of Education
Lynn M. Boorady
Professor, Fashion and Textile Technology
Neil P. O’Donnell
Senior EOP Counselor, Educational Opportunity Program
Howard M. Reid
Jevon D. Hunter
Woods-Beals Endowed Chair for Urban Education; Associate Professor, School of Education
Jennifer D. Ryan-Bryant
Associate Professor, English
Amy D. Rockwell
Associate Librarian, E. H. Butler Library
Aaron H. Moss Jr.
Assistant Professor, Theater
Lisa Marie Anselmi
Chair and Associate Professor, Anthropology
Dianne S. McCarthy
Associate Professor, Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
Catherine M. McCoy
Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding), Educational Opportunity Program
Cynthia A. Burnett
Associate Professor, International Center for Studies in Creativity
Jason D. Grinnell
Chair and Associate Professor, Philosophy
Maria D. Pacheco
Associate Professor, Chemistry
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 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.
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.
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, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will automatically be included in the fall 2019 recognition ceremony program as a warm welcome to the Buffalo State community.
Archived programs from 2012 through current are available in PDF format as well as a limited number of printed programs by year, or large print format by year. Please contact the Academic Affairs Office, (716) 878-5550, with the year and format you are interested.
Celebrations of Excellence: Faculty and Staff Awards
regarding awards submissions and program booklet listings
regarding ceremony, award recipients and guests
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