Three SUNY Cortland seniors and one recent graduate were honored with the top academic prize for SUNY students on April 4th in Albany.
The College's recipients of the 2013 State University of New York Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence were Erik Burrows, a senior political science major from Cicero, Jessica Evans, a senior physical education major from Hamburg, N.Y., Kristen Guercio, a senior adolescence education: mathematics major from Smithtown, N.Y., and Lima Stafford '12 of Grenada, a December graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.
Including this year's winners, 68 SUNY Cortland students have earned a Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence since the program was created in 1997.
Each year, SUNY campus presidents establish a selection committee to review outstanding graduating seniors. The nominees are forwarded to the Chancellor's Office for a second round of review and a group of finalists is selected. Each honoree received a framed certificate and a medallion to wear during Commencement.