For Immediate Release
April 16, 2018


12 Awarded 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

 

2018 Chancellor Award Winners composite photo
  1. Theresa Grillo, center, accepts the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, at left. Suffolk County Community College VP for Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Adams is at right.

  2. Tri Nguyen, center, accepts the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, at left. Suffolk County Community College VP for Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Adams is at right.

  3. Bethany Weniger, center,  accepts the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, at left. Suffolk County Community College VP for Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Adams is at right.

  4. Samantha Savvides

  5. Kevin Herrera, center, accepts the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, at left. Suffolk County Community College VP for Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Adams is at right.

  6. Katelyn O’Brien, center,  accepts the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, at left. Suffolk County Community College VP for Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Adams is at right.

  7. Marta Wyszynski, center, accepts the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, at left. Suffolk County Community College VP for Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Adams is at right

  8. Felicia Molzon, center, accepts the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, at left. Suffolk County Community College VP for Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Adams is at right.

  9. Faiz Shakir, center, accepts the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, at left. Suffolk County Community College VP for Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Adams is at right.

  10. Amina Zahid, center,  accepts the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, at left. Suffolk County Community College VP for Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Adams is at right.


* not pictured: Alexzandra Mojica, Sarah Feder




State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson awarded 12 Suffolk County Community College students with the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence at an Albany awards ceremony earlier this month.

“I am extremely proud of our students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are an inspiration to fellow students, our campuses and communities,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

The 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. Each year, SUNY campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews the accomplishments of exemplary students. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office for a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the Chancellor to become recipients of the award.

Suffolk’s 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recipients:

Bethany Weniger, a Liberal Arts - General Studies major, from Middle Island, with a 3.8 grade point average has earned Dean’s List recognition each semester during the last two years. Bethany serves as managing editor of the Compass Newspaper, is a Get There From Here Scholar, and honors student.

Katelyn O’Brien, a Business Administration major from Greenlawn, with a 3.9 grade point average, has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during the last two years. Katelyn serves as president of the Business and Accounting Club, vice president of the Student Government, orientation leader and a Get There From Here Scholar.

Kevin Herrera, an Engineering Science major from Riverhead, with a 3.9 grade point average, has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during the last two years. Kevin serves as a student scribe, peer mentor and a Get There From Here Scholar.

Sarah Feder, a Liberal Arts - Math major, from Commack, with a 3.6 grade point average, has earned Dean’s list recognition and serves as an officer of communications for Phi Theta Kappa. Sarah is an Honors student, Get There From Here Scholar and orientation leader. Sarah is also a catechist for a third grade religion class at Christ the King Church in Commack.

Tri Nguyen, a Liberal Arts General Studies major from Farmingville, with a 3.8 grade point average has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during the last two years. Tri is a Get There From Here Scholar and Honors student. He serves as an orientation leader, Campus Activities Board Finance Executive and a senator in the Student Government.

Felicia Molzon, a Communications Studies major from Mastic Beach, with a 3.9 grade point average, has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during the last two years. Felicia serves as president of Phi Theta Kappa, vice president of the Honors Club, and a peer mentor.

Marta Wyszynski, a Liberal Arts General Studies major with a 4.0 grade point average has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during the last two years. Marta serves as vice president of leadership for PTK, and a senator in the Student Government Association.

Alexzandra Mojica, a Liberal Arts major from East Meadow, with a 4.0 grade point average has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during the last two years. Alexzandra serves as president of the Psychology Club, vice president of ALAS, (Association of Latino American Students), and is an Honors student.

Amina Zahid, a Liberal Arts-Biology major from Bay Shore, with a 3.9 grade point average has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during the last two years. Amina serves as a Peer Mentor, Student Government Association secretary and is an Honors student.

Faiz Shakir
, an Accounting Major from Brentwood, with a 3.8 grade point average, has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during the last two years. Faiz serves as President of Student Government, captain of the Speech and Debate Team, and student representative on the Campus Scholarship Committee.

Samantha Savvides
, a Liberal Arts major from Dix Hills, with a 3.7 grade point average, has earned Dean’s List recognition, and is an Honors Student. She serves as a peer mentor, president of Phi Theta Kappa and a member of the Student Government’s Food Service Committee.

Theresa Grillo
, a Liberal Arts General Studies major from Kings Park with a 3.8 grade point average has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during the last two years. Theresa is an Honors student and serves as the program coordinator for Campus Activities Board, peer mentor and editor-in-chief of Cassandra, the literary magazine for the Grant Campus.