2019 Honors & Awards Ceremony

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Friday, April 26, 3:30 pm
Seymour College Union Ballroom

Reception immediately following in the Seymour College Union Main Lounge

If you can't join us on campus for the ceremony, you can still watch the event online.

The College at Brockport community comes together annually to celebrate student success at the Honors and Awards Ceremony. This long-standing tradition recognizes academic excellence, honoring students for outstanding achievement.

Since 1982, the Honors and Awards Ceremony has recognized thousands of extraordinary students in all academic areas of the College. This year, we will individually honor the President’s Citation Award, each School’s outstanding scholars (both undergraduate and graduate), the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, Delta College Commendation Award, Delta College Program Scholar Award, Executive Director’s Award, Honors College Outstanding Senior Award, Honors College Scholar Award, Outstanding Adult Student Awards, Outstanding CSTEP Scholar Award, Outstanding McNair Scholar Award, and the top scholar in each department. Faculty, staff, students, friends, and family are encouraged to join us as we celebrate our students’ success!

Award recipients will receive a personalized invitation in March.

For more information, please contact the Office of Conferences and Events at (585) 395-5648 or at conferences.events@basc1.org.

Faculty who Plan to Process

Please RSVP to process in the ceremony by Wednesday, April 24, so we can reserve a seat for you. Processing faculty must wear academic regalia. If you do not have regalia, you may rent or purchase it through the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore.

Processing faculty will assemble at 2:30 pm in the Seymour College Union, Room 119. If you would like to attend the ceremony, but are unable to process, you are welcome to utilize general seating in the Seymour College Union Ballroom. Thank you for your participation!


Outstanding Achievement Awards

The School of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to one of the top students from among the School’s diverse programs.

Brigette Meskell

The School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award recognizes the School's top scholar. To qualify, a student must be a senior who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.5, exhibited a strong master of understanding / performance element in their discipline, and demonstrated a significant service element related directly to their department or program.

Mikayla Heiss

The School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Award is presented to an outstanding graduate student who has completed or is completing a program of study within the School of Arts and Sciences in the academic year of nomination. The nominee must have a minimum GPA of 3.85 and significant scholarly activity in their field of study.

Neslihan Ari

The School of Business and Management Distinguished Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award recognizes the accomplishments of an exemplary student. To qualify, a student must be a graduating senior and have a GPA of at least 3.75. The recipient also must display a strong willingness to improve their community by participating in worthwhile campus and local organizations. Through their accomplishments at the College, the individual will show great promise in the business professions. Moreover, their involvement in campus activities will predict that they will actively represent the ideals of the School and the College upon graduation.

Caitlyn Koch

The School of Business and Management Graduate Award recognizes the accomplishments of an exemplary student in the graduate accounting programs. To qualify, a student must be completing their Master of Science in Accounting or Forensic Accounting in the year they receive the award. Besides proving to be an outstanding student, the individual will have displayed the technical and ethical standards of the field and will demonstrate future dedication to the accounting profession.

Jeffrey Fensken

The School of Education, Health and Human Services Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to one of the top students from among the School's diverse programs.

Grace Kelly

The School of Education, Health, and Human Services Distinguished Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award recognizes the School's top scholar. To qualify, a student must be a senior who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.75, exhibited a strong master of understanding / performance element in their discipline, and demonstrated a significant service element related directly to their department or program.

Sara J. Purvis 

The School of Education, Health, and Human Services Graduate Award is presented to an outstanding graduate student who is matriculated in a program leading to a master's degree or certificate of advanced study. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and have made significant contributions to the profession and/or to the community in the field of graduate discipline (e.g. scholarly publication, leadership in the field, or outstanding clinical performance).

Kristi Jo Lane 

The President's Citation is The College at Brockport's highest award for a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding scholastic merit (a GPA of at least 3.75), a strong record of cocurricular activities, significant contributions to the College and community and evidence of professional promise.

The recipient of the President’s Citation Award will be selected from among the three Undergraduate Distinguished Outstanding Achievement Award recipients and will be announced at today’s ceremony. 


Collegewide Awards

The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence recognizes model students who have integrated academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, and who may have already received recognition from campus, local, state, national, or international organizations. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by SUNY.

Antonio Bottos
Grace Kelly
Cody Sponholtz
Angelica Whitehorne

The Delta College Commendation Award recognizes academic excellence, leadership through civic engagement, and seriousness of purpose toward career preparation.

Jordan Small

The Delta College Program Scholar Award recognizes a graduating Delta College student who has earned the highest GPA throughout their participation in the program.

Michael Fensken

The Executive Director's Award is presented by the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center to a highly motivated student who has exhibited outstanding academic and vocational performance and who is seeking to continue their career.

Dayeenah Al-Hark

The Honors College Outstanding Senior Award is presented to a graduating Honors senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement combined with a significant record of College and/or community leadership.

Brynn Stopczynski

The Honors College Scholar Awards recognize graduating Honors seniors who have displayed extraordinary academic achievement. One Honors Scholar is selected from each of the three Schools.

Jeana Clocksin
Megan Gullo
Neely Stopczynski

The Outstanding Adult Student Awards are presented to three adult students who have been especially successful at combining college studies with their other responsibilities. The awardees also represent the College at a dinner and ceremony sponsored by the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Committee.

Laci Anderson
DeAnn De Leon

Lois Spellman

The Outstanding CSTEP Scholar Award recognizes a student in the CSTEP Program who has a 3.5 GPA and shows the most promise of continuing their education in graduate or professional school. The student selected must have received offers of funding such as assistantships, fellowships, or grants from the graduate or professional schools to which they have applied.

Antonio Bottos

The Outstanding McNair Scholar Award recognizes a student in the McNair Program who has a 3.5 GPA and shows the most promise of continuing their education in graduate or professional school. The student selected must have received offers of funding such as assistantships, fellowships, or grants from the graduate or professional schools to which they have applied.

Shaday Turner

Department Scholars

The Departmental Scholars Awards that follow are presented in recognition of outstanding achievement within the academic majors. Although award criteria differ among departments, faculty from each academic major nominate and select the Departmental Scholar based on performance in the classroom, scholarly activity outside the classroom, and commitment to the discipline and/or profession.

School of Arts and Sciences

African and African American Studies

Brianna Vasciannie

Anthropology

Rani Gill

Art

Flore Tallerand

Arts for Children

Haylee Cogovan

Biochemistry

Jason Gunther

Biology

Soudarath Southivongnorath

Chemistry

Matthew Merchant

Communication

Andishey Simmons

Computer Information Systems

Emma L. Kubinski

Computer Science

Matthew G. Fritschi

Criminal Justice

Abigail Lang

Dance

Sarah Baresh

Earth Sciences: Earth Sciences

Cindy Brownson

Earth Sciences: Geology

Reilly Blocho 

Earth Sciences: Meteorology

Violet Scibior 

Earth Sciences: Water Resources

Eliza Crane 

English

Caitlyn T. Koch

Environmental Science and Ecology

Jenna Malagisi
Mikayla Heiss

History

Emily Nestler

International Studies

Angelica Whitehorne

Journalism and Broadcasting

Patrick Doyle

Mathematics

Courtney Hauf

Modern Languages and Cultures

Jeana Clocksin

Philosophy

Benjamin (Ben) T. Miller

Physics

Matthew Merchant

Political Science

Riley Foti

Psychology

Antonio Bottos

Sociology

Evan Warney

Theatre

Brigette Meskell

Women and Gender Studies

Angelica Whitehorne

School of Business and Management

Accounting

Megan Gullo

Business Administration

Joshua Mathews

Finance

Sean Regan 

Marketing

Emily Littlejohn

Public Administration

Dawn Footer

School of Education, Health, and Human Services

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies

Julia Hackford

Athletic Training

Cody Sponholz

Consumer Health

Mariel Brueckman

Counselor Education

Asia Abraham

Education and Human Development

Grace Kelly

Exercise Science

Allison Nave

Healthcare Administration

Kashmire Stearns

Kinesiology

Jamie Kogut

Nursing

Taylor VanOrden

Physical Education Teacher Education

John Hochmuth

Public Health

Sara Purvis

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Olivia Nuccitelli

Social Work

Amanda Deavers

Sport Management

Isaiah Utley

Last Updated 7/1/20

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