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April 11 , 2006

Four Farmingdale State Students Receive Chancellor's Award for Excellence

On April 10, 2006, four Farmingdale State University of New York students were honored by John R. Ryan, Chancellor of the State University of New York, as recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. Since 1998 the awards have been given out annually to students who earn a Grade Point Average of 3.78 or higher and record a significant contribution to their campus or local community. Twenty-four Farmingdale State students have received this honor.

"Recipients of this year's awards have excelled academically and, in many cases, far exceeded even their own expectations in their pursuit of higher education and community involvement," said Chancellor Ryan at the ceremony in Albany. "The Chancellor's Award for Excellence is given to the best and the brightest students across the SUNY System. The four Farmingdale students who received the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence are:

  • Lindenhurst resident Arnim C. Mondesir, Business/ Management Technology major
  • Forest Hills resident Shari Romar, Ornamental Horticulture major
  • Carmel resident Brett Southard, Computer Programming & Information Systems majorOld Bethpage resident Michael Tobin, Bioscience major

The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created 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.