SUNY Erie Community College students will be honored with 2017 SUNY
Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognition on April 5 at the Empire
State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY.
year’s round of ECC students to be honored by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher are
Yasir Ammar Alqaysi
Amherst. Major: Liberal Arts and Science.
Rachael Michelle Battles
West Seneca. Major: Early Childhood.
I’Jaz Ja’ciel Eberhardt
Tonawanda. Major: Liberal Arts/Humanities.
Robert F. Flynn
Williamsville. Major: Liberal Arts/Humanities.
Evan Daniel Gestwick
East Amherst. Major: Liberal Arts/Social Science.
Neal Thomas McCallum
Buffalo. Major: Business Administration.
Grand Island. Major: Liberal Arts and Science/Childhood Education.
students will also be honored at ECC Commencement on Wednesday, May 17 at
Buffalo State College.
Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize
students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the
integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of
leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus
involvement, or career achievement. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a
student by his or her SUNY college or university. This year, 256 students from
64 campuses received award recognition.
is my honor to celebrate the achievements of students who have surpassed SUNY’s
highest standards of academic excellence and leadership both on and off
campus," said SUNY Chancellor Zimpher. "Every student we recognize
today has demonstrated a strong commitment to their degree program, home
campus, greater community, and much more. Congratulations to all of the
students receiving this year’s award.”
year, campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews
exemplary students. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office and
are subject to a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the
Chancellor to become recipients of the award. Each recipient receives a framed
certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.
Since 1946, Erie Community College has met
the needs of a diverse student body while contributing to the economic vitality
of Western New York. As a member of the state’s SUNY system, the three-campus
college provides flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in an
accommodating academic environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these
programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host
communities through skill, service and partnership. For more information, visit
www.ecc.edu or call (716) 851-1ECC.