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Four From Purchase Receive Chancellor's Awards

Date Released: 6/22/2011

Patricia Bice, Professor Brooke Singer, Professor James McElwaine, and George Halliday are this year's recipients of Chancellor Awards that recognize superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. Details.

The honorees  are among the 296 faculty and staff members who have received Chancellor's Awards for Excellence throughout the SUNY System.


"These awards underscore SUNY's™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 Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.  "Each of this year's recipients has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to our students and a commitment to excellence.  Congratulations."


The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence are presented annually to faculty, and staff in six categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Teaching, and Classified Service. 


Individuals selected for this honor are role models within the SUNY community.  Through these awards SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its professional staff.


Patricia Bice, Hawthorne, NY  was honored for Excellence in Professional Service.  As Executive Director of Enrolment Services and Associate Dean for Accademic Affairs, she has consistently demonstrated superlative performance within and beyond her position. President Thomas Schwarz said  "The campus is grateful for her skill, leadership and service."


Professor Brooke Singer, Brooklyn, NY, of the Department of Film and Media Studies, was recognized for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.  "Her record of sustained scholarship has enhanced the intellectual and cultural growth of our students, said President Schwarz.


Professor James McElwaine, Greenwich, CT, of the Conservatory of Music, was honored for Excellence in Faculty Service. "We are grateful to James for his superior service to the diverse constituents that make up our faculty," noted President Schwarz.  


George Halliday, Lake Carmel, NY, Senior Grounds Worker, in Facilities Management, was honored for Excellence in Classified Service.  "We thank George for his consistent and superlative performance in his service to our campus community, said President Schwarz."