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Annual University Awards Dinner Honors Faculty and Staff

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On October 13, on behalf of President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD, Charles Taber, Interim Provost and Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, honored faculty and staff for their accomplishments at the annual University Awards Dinner. The event recognizes faculty appointments to Distinguished Professorships, State University of New York Distinguished Academy Medallion of Distinction recipients, State University of New York Chancellor’s Award recipients and Presidential Mini-Grant recipients.

Honorees Chang Kee Jung, Distinguished Professor; Angela Kelly, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; Thomas Weinacht, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities; Martin Rocek, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities; and Nathan Leoce-Schappin, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Honorees Chang Kee Jung, Distinguished Professor; Angela Kelly, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; Thomas Weinacht, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities; Martin Rocek, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities; and Nathan Leoce-Schappin, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

“Tonight we recognize outstanding individuals whose efforts have gone far beyond the expected and who have made Stony Brook University a showcase for excellence,” Provost Taber told honorees and their guests. “Your contributions enhance the lives of our students and our reputation throughout SUNY and among our AAU peers.”

During the celebration, each awardee was called on stage and individually honored for their accomplishments.

The 2016 Awardees

Distinguished Professors
Lawrence Dutton, Music
Benjamin Hsiao, Chemistry
Chang Kee Jung, Physics and Astronomy
Daniel Klein, Psychology
Philip Setzer, Music
Allen Tannenbaum, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Nancy Hollingsworth, Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Distinguished Academy Medallion of Distinction
Eugene Drucker, Music
David Finckel, Music
Paul Watkins, Music

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
Alexander Orlov, Materials Science and Engineering
Martin Rocek, C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics
Jadranka Skorin-Kapov, College of Business
Thomas Weinacht, Physics and Astronomy

Richard Larson, chair of Linguistics (center) with honorees John Bailyn, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Lori Repetti, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.
Richard Larson, chair of Linguistics (center) with honorees John Bailyn, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Lori Repetti, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
John Bailyn, Linguistics
Yuefan Deng, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Edward Feldman, Family Medicine
Angela Kelly, Physics and Astronomy

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service
Richard Gerrig, Psychology
Lori Repetti, Linguistics
Styliani-Anna Tsirka, Pharmacological Sciences

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service
Ginny Clancy, Sustainability Studies
Kimberly Joy Dixon, Career Center
Nathan Leoce-Schappin, Physics and Astronomy
Kathryne Piazzola, Research Administration

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service
Yadira Fernandez, WC Custodial Services
Jay Levenson, Melville Library
Laura Stevenson, College of Arts and Sciences

Presidential Mini-Grant Recipients
Anat Biegon, Neurology
Development of Selective Course on Gender-Based Medicine

Meilin Ete Chan, Biomedical Engineering
Diversity Advancement through STEM (DA-STEM) Workshops and Industry Series

Kimberly Joy Dixon, Career Center
Diversity Professional Leadership Network Program: Mentorship and Professional Development

Peter H. Khost, Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Using Student Success to Increase Student Success: Improving the Writing Skills of Non-Native English Speakers

Jay Levenson, Melville Library
Native American Heritage Awareness Program

Ken Lindblom, English; Tracey Walters, Africana Studies; and Cheryl Hamilton, Educational Opportunity Program
Recruiting Future Teachers of Color

Smita Majumdar Das, Center for Prevention and Outreach
Engaging Male Students of Color in Campus Violence Prevention

The Mini-Grant Award Recipients who were able to attend the annual dinner. Back row: Ken Lindblom, Smita Majumdar Das, Anne McElroy, Thomas Woodson, Jessica Raphael and Tricia Simons Figuero; front row: Meilin Ete Chan, Peter Khost, Kimberly Joy Dixon, Jay Levenson and Provost Taber.
Mini-Grant Award Recipients who attended the annual dinner. Back row: Ken Lindblom, Smita Majumdar Das, Anne McElroy, Thomas Woodson, Jessica Raphael and Tricia Simons Figuero; front row: Meilin Ete Chan, Peter Khost, Kimberly Joy Dixon, Jay Levenson and Provost Taber.

Anne McElroy, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
WINGs: Women in Geosciences — Nurturing Opportunities, Effectiveness, Satisfaction and Leadership

Jeffrey MiWe, Campus Residences
Documentaries and Discussions

Barbara Nemesure, Family, Population and Preventive Medicine
Diversity and Medical Career Development Program: Pre-Medical Access to the Clinical Experiences (PACE)

Stephen Rabeno, School of Social Welfare
Nothing About Us Without Us: Challenging Albeism Through Social Work Advocacy

Annie Rohan and Lori Escallier, School of Nursing
Building a Culturally Competent Healthcare Workforce through Mentorship of Diverse Students

Casey Savin, Career Center
Accessibility From College to Employment: A Career Training Program for Students with Disabilities

Susan Scheckel, English
Dialogues on Race and Justice in New York

Thomas Woodson, Technology and Society
STEM Disability Mentoring Day

Jessica Raphael, Michelle Schenke and Tricia Simons Figuero, Visa and Immigration Services
One Stop Culture Shop

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