ALBANY– Columbia-Greene Community College student Randy Dunham of Haines Falls was presented the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence by State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson this week at a formal ceremony in Albany, N.Y.
Dunham is one of 210 SUNY students from across the state to receive this year’s honor, created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement.
“Today’s award recipients emerged from their campuses this year as the top scholars, athletes, performers, and achievers, as well as a tremendous source of inspiration,” said Chancellor Johnson. “The students being recognized made the choice to be leaders on their campuses, prioritize their studies, and serve their communities.”
Dunham, a Liberal Arts & Social Sciences - Psychology Concentration major graduating in May, served this year as the student representative on C-GCC’s Presidential Search Committee. He is also President of the college’s Student Senate and a peer tutor in the academic support center, in addition to volunteering his time regularly to assist with promotional events, student activities, informational sessions, and more.
Each year, SUNY campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews the accomplishments of exemplary students. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office for a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the Chancellor to become recipients of the award.
A complete listing of student recipients is available online.