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Deer Park Resident Wins SUNY Award for Student Excellence

June 4, 2019

Deer Park resident Messiah Gaymon, a senior Science, Technology and Society major at Farmingdale State College, has won SUNY's coveted Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

Messiah is president of the Student Government Association, and will be graduating in this spring. He is the recipient of the Farmingdale State College Award for Student Leadership, and the 2017 winner of the campus Veteran of the Year.

The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 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, campus involvement or career achievement.


"Our award recipients emerged from their campus this year as the top scholars, athletes, performers, and achievers, as well as a tremendous source of inspiration," said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. "The students being recognized made the choice to be leaders on their campus, prioritize their studies, and serve their communities. Congratulations to this year's awardees, and I applaud you for pursuing excellence in all that you do."

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