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Elizabeth Lawrence from Sandy Creek Receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

GENESEO, NY – Elizabeth Lawrence, a senior accounting major from Sandy Creek received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence at a recent ceremony in Albany.

“These proven leaders, athletes, artists, and civic volunteers truly represent the power of SUNY,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “I congratulate all of the students being recognized today and thank them for the positive impact each has had on New York State, our university system, and the communities we serve.”

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created 14 years ago to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement.

Each year, campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews exemplary members of their college communities who are graduating.

Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office and are subject to a second round of review.

Finalists are then recommended to the chancellor to become recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Each recipient received a framed certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.