Upstate News

May 18, 2005
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Chancellor honors SUNY Upstate students for academic excellence

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – SUNY Upstate Medical University students Chad Harvey and Eric Browner have been honored for academic excellence by Robert King, chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY). Browner and Harvey were among 264 students from SUNY’s 64 campuses to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

“The recipients of this year’s Chancellor’s Award are not only some of the brightest and hardest working students in SUNY, but have made major contributions to their communities,” said King. “They represent the enduring commitment the university has made to attracting and nurturing a diverse, intelligent student body.”

Harvey, of Smyrna, N.Y., was recognized as an outstanding student leader in SUNY Upstate’s College of Health Professions, where he is a senior in the bachelor’s degree program in respiratory care. Harvey is a Dean’s List student, president of the Phi Lambda Beta Respiratory Therapy, a resident advisor and a recipient of the College of Health Professions’ Alumni Scholarship. He is president of SUNY Upstate’s Undergraduate Student Council and the Campus Activities Governing Board and served as treasurer of the Clark Tower Senate. Harvey was a recipient of a Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence while a student at Morrisville College in 2003.

Browner, of Orangeburg, N.Y., a fourth-year student in SUNY Upstate’s College of Medicine, was recognized for his exemplary academic performance and outstanding leadership and service to SUNY Upstate. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and serves as president of the Graduate Student Council, treasurer of the Campus Activities Governing Board, co-founder of the Docs-for-Tots program and served as chair of orientation and Parents Day as well as on numerous faculty and campus communities.

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