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SUNY’s Highest Student Honor Awarded

Seven Buffalo State graduates received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the State University of New York. [more…]

Building for the Future

When the college’s present Science Building was erected in 1964, it was a state-of-the-art facility. But a lot has changed in science in the last 44 years.
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All College Honors Program Celebrates Achievements

"Keep building on your own your own experiences."
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SUNY’s Highest Student Honor Awarded

Seven Buffalo State graduates received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the State University of New York.

Natale R. Sciolino and Matthew R. Tarasek each received the President’s Medal for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in addition to the Chancellor’s Award. Sciolino, a psychology major with a minor in chemistry, also received the Dr. Esther McGinnis Award in Psychology.

Tarasek, a chemistry major who minored in physics, conducted research into several topics and achieved a 3.96 GPA while playing on the Bengals football team. He received several awards, including the American Chemical Society Distinguished Student Award, the Saul Barron Memorial Award, the Greatbatch Enterprises Organic Chemistry Award, the Greatbatch Enterprises Inorganic/ Physical Chemistry Award, and the Edward M. Schulman Award.

Brian D. Dubenion received the President’s Medal for Outstanding Graduate Student in addition to the Chancellor’s Award. He earned a master of science degree in student personnel administration with a GPA of 3.9. He also served as president of the Graduate Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and he received the Hamlin Park Community Charles T. Perkins Scholarship for community work.

LaToya E. Codner earned a bachelor of arts in theater and achieved a GPA of 3.82 while participating in every theater production on campus since her freshman year.

Nayrobi Rodriguez, who earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science with a GPA of 3.91, plans to pursue a career in international relations. She received the Outstanding Student in Political Science Award.

Adrienne L. Watz earned a master of arts in history with a museum studies concentration and a graduate certificate in museum studies with a GPA of 4.0. She received the Donald D. and Barbara J. Leopard Memorial Scholarship Fund Award, and the E. O. Smith Jr. Endowed Scholarship Award.

Kristen M. Weisel earned a bachelor of science in education in exceptional education and achieved a 3.96 GPA. She presented original research at the Association of Childhood Education International Conference.

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JUNE 2008/VOL. 06, NO. 4
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