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Call for Nominations: President's Awards for Excellence

On behalf of the President's Office the Professional Recognition & Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Excellence Awards for:

  • Teaching
  • Adjunct Teaching
  • Classified Service (CSEA)
  • Faculty Service

The Excellence in Teaching Award will be given to a full-time, tenured faculty member who excels in: 1) Teaching Effectiveness, 2) Scholarship and Professional Growth, 3) Commitment to Students, and) High Academic Standards.

The Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award will be given to a member of the Adjunct Teaching Faculty who has taught a minimum of 36 credits over the past five years and excels in: 1) Teaching Effectiveness, and 2) Commitment to Students.

The Classified Service Award will be given to a CSEA union member who has completed 3 years of full time civil service and excels both within and beyond their job description.

The Excellence in Faculty Service Award will be given to a full-time, tenured faculty who excels in service provided to SUNY Orange, SUNY, the local community, or other organizations at the state, national, or international level.



  • Any member of the college community may nominate (SUNY Orange employee or student).
  • You may not self-nominate.
  • Please submit a letter of nomination (not to exceed 500 words) via this web link by May 1.  In your letter please describe how long and in what capacity you know the nominee, and provide three reasons why you think the nominee deserves the award.  Keep in mind the criteria by which the Professional Recognition and Award Committee evaluates applicants. 
  • Email for more information.



  • Nominations due:  May 1, 2017
  • Applications due:  August 26, 2017 (application details will be provided to nominees)
  • Committee review of applications:  Fall 2017
  • Award notification by the President:  Spring 2018


Joseph Zurovchak