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Rye Student Selected For 2015 SUNY Chancellor's Award For Excellence

Miriam Ward was one of five SUNY New Paltz students to receive the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
Miriam Ward was one of five SUNY New Paltz students to receive the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. Photo Credit: Contributed

RYE, N.Y. -- Miriam Ward of Rye was one of just five SUNY New Paltz students selected for the 2015 Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence.

The annual award recognizes distinctive academic, athletic, leadership, service, and other achievements and contributions. The awards were conferred in a ceremony  April 2 in Albany, N.Y., which was attended by SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian and vice president for Student Affairs L. David Rooney.

"It is my highest honor to recognize the achievements of SUNY students who have excelled not only academically but as leaders on their campuses and in their communities," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. "Students receiving this award are to be commended for their excellence as role models, artists, scholar athletes, and civic volunteers. Their leadership can serve as an inspiration to all SUNY students and a tremendous point of pride for the entire SUNY family. Congratulations to all of the students receiving the 2015 award."

The Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence were 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.

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