Four FIT Employees Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

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Four Fashion Institute of Technology employees were recently honored with the 2016–17 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. The awards acknowledge consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. These programs underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction, and serving the public good. Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians, and professional staff across its campuses.

Brian Fallon, associate professor, and director of The Writing Studio, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, which honors professional staff performance excellence “both within and beyond the position.”

Hamilton Johnson, adjunct assistant professor, Computer Animation and Interactive Media, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who consistently demonstrate superb teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level.

Teresa Hewitt, financial aid loan manager, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service. These system-level awards recognize superior performance and extraordinary achievement by employees who “consistently provide exemplary customer service to students, staff, patients, and other members of the campus community.”

Wendy Yothers, chair, Jewelry Design, received the Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities Award, which “supports the pursuits foundational to sustaining the intellectual growth of SUNY institutions by recognizing consistently outstanding scholarly and creative productivity, conducted in addition to teaching, by SUNY’s instructional faculty.”

“The many faculty and staff honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence are the best of our best, having ensured student success as they educate and mentor students with innovative approaches to academic instruction, infuse curricula with applied learning opportunities, adapt best practices from throughout SUNY, and much more,” said Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.

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