Undergraduate and Graduate President's Medal for Outstanding Student and Chancellor's Award for Student ExcellenceDue Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2012, Student Affairs Office, Cleveland Hall, room 519 (no extensions granted).
WINNER FOR 2012: Jessica Stabell
President's Medal for Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Student
One undergraduate student and one graduate student will be awarded the President's Medal. The President's Medal is the highest honor awarded to a student by Buffalo State College. This award is given to a student who, through use of his or her natural talents and acquired skills, has demonstrated a commitment toward meeting the goals of higher education as set forth in the college's mission statement. The recipients will deliver the student address at Commencement. A grade point average of at least 3.5 is required for consideration for this award. Only students graduating December 2012, May 2013, or August 2013 will be considered.*
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
The Chancellor's Award is the highest honor bestowed by SUNY upon a student. This award recognizes model students who have integrated academic excellence with achievement in areas such as athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, entrepreneurship, leadership, and career achievement. Although there is no prescribed grade point average for this award, it is assumed that recipients will have high academic achievement. Award recipients will be recognized at a spring ceremony in Albany and at Commencement. Only students graduating between June 2012 and May 2013 will be considered.*
*Information will be verified with the Registrar.
Message to Faculty and Staff Nominators
There is no longer a need for a member of the faculty or staff to sign a nomination form and submit a nomination letter. Instead, nominators will only be required to submit, directly to the student nominee, a letter stating that they are nominating the student for the President’s Medal, the Chancellor’s Award, or both. Nominees are responsible for submitting this nomination letter, along with at least two (2) additional letters of recommendation within their completed portfolio no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2012.
If you are nominating or recommending a student for both awards, there is no need to write two separate letters. Just indicate your intention to nominate or recommend the student for BOTH the President's Medal for Outstanding Students and the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
Nomination and recommendation letters may be addressed as follows:
Undergraduate and Graduate President's Medal and Chancellor's Award Committee
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue, CLEV 519
Buffalo, NY 14222
"To whom it may concern:"
Forms & Information
Information and Selection Criteria (PDF): This document reviews information about the awards and the selection criteria an undergraduate or graduate student must meet in order to be considered.
Instructions for Submitting a Nomination Portfolio (PDF): This essential document outlines what must be included in a nominee's portfolio, and how it must be provided.
Student Information Form (MS Word): This is the main form required for submitting a complete portfolio.
Addendum A (MS Word): This form should be used only if information on additional awards, certificates, and honors cannot fit on the Student Information Form.
Information Sessions Schedule (PDF): This document outlines the three NON-MANDATORY 30 minute sessions scheduled for anyone preparing a nomination portfolio.
If you experience difficulty using/opening these forms, or if you have questions or concerns, please call 716-878-5550 and ask for Kathy Marzolf. Nominees and nominators are encouraged to call with any questions about this process, at any time. Your call will be returned if a message is left.