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 accolades received in the previous year and welcoming new faculty and staff. The campus community is invited and encouraged to participate.
Lawrence J. Maheady
Distinguished Professor, Horace Mann Endowed Chair
Exceptional Education Department
Cheryl A. Schoenhardt
Library Clerk 2, E. H. Butler Library
Pixita M. del Prado Hill
Professor, Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership Department
Assistant Director, Academic Service, Educational Opportunity Program
Rita M. Zientek
Interim Dean, School of the Professions
Lisa T. Morrison-Fronckowiak
Director, Student Accessibility Services
Aaron N. Shugar
Andrew W. Mellon Professorship, Art Conservation Department
Connie F. Cooke
Director, Financial Aid Office
Meredeth A. Lavelle
Program Manager, Art Conservation Department
Associate Professor, Art and Design Department
Atta A. Ceesay
Associate Professor, Political Science Department
Lorena D. Mathein
Associate Professor, Business Department
Thomas D. White
Professor, Biology Department
Julie A. Wieczkowski
Associate Professor, Anthropology Department
Jevon D. Hunter
Woods-Beal Endowed Chair, School of Education
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
Back to Top
Some content on this page is saved in PDF format. To view these files, download Adobe Acrobat Reader free. If you are having trouble reading a document, request an accessible copy of the PDF or Word Document.