Chancellor honors SUNY Adirondack students, faculty and staff

Chancellor's award winner, Jae Ran Grandy
May 08, 2019

State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson presented 210 SUNY students from across the state, including two students from SUNY Adirondack, with the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence on April 24 in Albany.

“Today’s award recipients emerged from their campuses this year as the top scholars, athletes, performers, and achievers, as well as a tremendous source of inspiration,” said Chancellor Johnson. “The students being recognized today made the choice to become leaders on their campuses, 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.”

The SUNY Adirondack recipients were Crystal Curry of Rockaway Beach and Jae Ran Grandy of South Korea.

Curry is a student trustee, a resident assistant and a Community Food Source worker. She is among the first Social Justice Scholars at SUNY Adirondack and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the recipient of the PTK All-USA Award. She has remained on both the Dean’s List and/or President’s List throughout her college career. She is a NASPA Certified Peer Educator and certified in Writing Composition and Tutoring Theory. She also participated in the college’s Educational Opportunity Program.

Grandy graduated cum laude in January with an associate degree in applied science in Nursing. At her pinning ceremony, she received “The Five C’s of Nursing” Award, which represents compassion, competence, commitment, confidence and conscience. She is employed by Albany Medical Center.

SUNY Adirondack faculty and staff will be honored with Chancellor’s Awards at this year's graduation ceremony. Awardees include Excellence in Professional Service to Diane Wildey, Excellence in Teaching to Valerie Haskins, Excellence in Faculty Service to Dianne Schoder and Excellence in Classified Services to Deb Clevenger.