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June 20, 2014

Area college educators honored with SUNY awards

Faculty and staff members from three local colleges were recognized Wednesday as recipients of the 2013-2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, according to a recent press release.

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher congratulated the 304 employees who are being honored, including eight from the State University College at Oneonta, four from the State University College of Technology at Delhi and three from the State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill.

The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are presented annually to faculty and staff who are role models within the SUNY community, the release said. The honor provides recognition for “consistently superior professional achievement” and encourages the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

Awards are given in six categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Teaching and Classified Service.

For Excellence in Teaching, the honorees are: Leslie Hasbargen, associate professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science at SUNY Oneonta; William Vining, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at SUNY Oneonta; Charlene Christie, chair and associate professor of Psychology at SUNY Oneonta; Alissa Burger, assistant professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at SUNY Delhi; and Angelika Hoeher, professor of Psychology at SUNY Cobleskill.

For Excellence in Professional Service, the honorees are: Jeanne Miller, associate vice president for student life in the Office of Student Development at SUNY Oneonta; Elizabeth Tirado, director of business services in the Office of Finance and Administration at SUNY Oneonta; Barbara Kaplan, assistant to the president at SUNY Delhi; and Jiang Tan, director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at SUNY Cobleskill.

For Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, the honorees are: Brian Haley, professor of Anthropology at SUNY Oneonta; and Susan Deane, associate professor of nursing at SUNY Delhi.

For Excellence in Faculty Service, the honoree is Michael Koch, chair and associate professor of Philosophy at SUNY Oneonta.

For Excellence in Classified Service, the honorees are Charles Joe Weaver, supervising painter in the Maintenance Operations Center at SUNY Oneonta; Tamera Loder, secretary and benefits administrator in the Human Resources office at SUNY Cobleskill; and Roberta Hudson, secretary of Business and Finance at SUNY Delhi.

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