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Six at Upstate win Chancellor’s awards
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Six members of State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University have received 2010-11 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
“These awards underscore SUNY’s appreciation of faculty and staff who advance the boundaries of knowledge, provide the highest quality of instruction, and serve SUNY and its campuses with distinction,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, Ph.D.
The awards are presented annually to SUNY faculty and staff in six categories: faculty service, librarianship, professional service, scholarship and creative activities, teaching, and classified service. Recipients receive a certificate and the Chancellor’s Excellence Medallion. Upstate Medical University will honor the recipients at its Fall Faculty Convocation in September.
Angela Hill has received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service. Hill is a housekeeper in Upstate’s Department of Campus Environmental Services. Hill lives in Syracuse.
Cheryl Allen has received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service. Allen is an administrative assistant at Upstate’s College of Nursing. She lives in Camden.
Andras Perl, M.D., Ph.D., has received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Perl is professor and division chief of rheumatology in the Department of Medicine and professor of microbiology and immunology and biochemistry and molecular biology in Upstate’s College of Graduate Studies. He is a 2010 recipient of Upstate’s President Award for Excellence in Leadership in Research. Perl resides in Jamesville.
Thomas L. Schwartz, M.D., has received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Schwartz is associate professor and director of Adult Outpatient Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is a 2009 recipient of Upstate’s President Award for Excellence in Teaching. Schwartz lives in Onondaga.
Donna Vavonese has received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Vavonese is associate director of admissions in the Division of Student Affairs. She is a 2010 recipient of Upstate’s President Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Vavonese lives in Bridgeport.
Sharon Wiggins, R.N., has received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service. Wiggins is stroke data coordinator for the Designated Stroke Center in the Department of Neurology. Wiggins resides in Liverpool.
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