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June 5, 2006

Diane Smith Receives Chancellor's Award

President Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, Provost Dr. Hubert Keen, Dr. Diane Smith, Lucille Wesnofske, Dr. Richard Iversen.
President Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, Provost Dr. Hubert Keen,
Dr. Diane Smith, Lucille Wesnofske, Dr. Richard Iversen.

Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter, president of Farmingdale State University of New York, is proud to announce that Dr. Diane M. Smith, Associate Professor of English is a 2006 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Highly regarded by her students for her kindness, dedication and inspiration, Dr. Smith is also acknowledged by her colleagues.

A resident of Brooklyn, Dr. Smith has expanded her World Literature classes from a traditional Eurocentric emphasis to a global examination of themes and writers to include Africa, Asia and Central America. She has published articles in French, Italian and English on naturalism and its influence in international film periodicals.

"The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in full-time librarianship, professional service and teaching provide much-deserved University-wide recognition of extraordinary professional achievement," said SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan. "I commend this year's recipients and the campus presidents, faculty and staff who aid and support them in their success throughout the school year."

The Chancellor's Award is a prestigious award within the SUNY system and is awarded only to those candidates who have a record of consistently superior performance and a long commitment to the SUNY system. At Farmingdale State, fifty-three professors have received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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