University Awards

The Chancellor’s Medal

This medal was first presented in 1967 as the Centennial Medal on the occasion of Chancellor William P. Tolley’s 25th anniversary as chancellor. The Centennial Medal, given to recognize service to higher education and society, was presented in the years 1967-1971. The name of the award was later changed to the Chancellor’s Medal in 1972. In the decades since, the medal has been given to “extraordinary individuals, whose career success and philanthropic contributions have had a significant impact on society and the University.”

2019 Award Recipient

Tim Green ’86, L’94
One of the most accomplished student-athletes in Syracuse University history, Green was a legendary member of the Syracuse Orange football team from 1982-85, and helped the Orange begin their football resurgence under head coach Dick MacPherson. After a stellar career at Syracuse, Green enjoyed tremendous success as a player in the National Football League and commentator, and then as an accomplished attorney and author.

Watch video of the 2019 Chancellor’s Medal ceremony.

The Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence

This award was first presented in 1979 in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching, scholarship, and creative work. Over time, the focus of the awards has changed to reflect new priorities and institutional directions.

2019 Award Recipients

Excellence in Student Research
Wanyi Lu, College of Arts and Sciences
Holly McDowell, College of Visual and Performing Arts and member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program

Outstanding Contributions to the Student Experience and University Initiatives
Gabe Coleman, Office of Academic Affairs
Shikha Nangia, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Chancellor’s Citation for Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction
Laura Lautz, College of Arts and Sciences

Lifetime Achievement Award
Elizabeth D. Liddy, Trustee Professor and dean of the School of Information Studies

The Chancellor’s Forever Orange Award

The Chancellor’s Forever Orange award recognizes individuals who embody the spirit of Syracuse University through academic excellence, exemplary leadership, and selfless service to the entire Orange community, on campus and beyond.

2019 Award Recipients
Peter Sala, vice president and chief facilities officer
Peter Choi, senior political science and policy studies major, College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship

First presented in 1992, this award grew out of an interest among students working with Syracuse University Students for the United Way to honor fellow students for their contributions to the community. The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship furthers that objective.

2019 Award Recipients
Arva Hassonjee, College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (undergraduate)
Elizabeth Tarangelo, College of Engineering and Computer Science and College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate)
Kathryn Piston, Engineering and Computer Science (graduate)

Meredith Professorship for Teaching Excellence

A substantial bequest from the estate of Dr. L. Douglas Meredith, a 1926 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, allowed Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw to create the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorships in 1995, to recognize and reward outstanding teaching at Syracuse University.

2019 Award Recipients
Wenliang Du, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Katharine Lewis, College of Arts and Sciences

The Tolley Medal

As one of the nation’s pre-eminent leaders in higher education, William Pearson Tolley served as Syracuse University’s chancellor for 27 years. The University established the Tolley Medal in 1966 to recognize outstanding contributions by national and international leaders in what was then known as adult education.

2019 Award Recipient
Donald Ely, professor emeritus (late)

The George Arents Award

The George Arents Award is Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, presented annually to alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their chosen fields. The award is named for George Arents, a successful manufacturer who served on the University’s Board of Trustees from 1930 until his death in 1960. Among his many legacies is the fund he endowed to provide this honor recognizing Syracuse University alumni for their extraordinary achievements.

2018 Award Recipients

Kevin Bell ’74, H’16
Dr. Sharon Brangman ’77
Emme ’85
Joseph Strasser ’53, G’58
Abdallah Yabroudi ’78, G’79

Years of Service to Syracuse University

A total of 157 faculty and staff will be honored on April 12, 2019 for their significant years of service to Syracuse University. The following are this year’s honorees:

50 Years
Hans Buechler
45 Years
Robert HodgeMark MonmonierOwen ShapiroJohn Townsend
40 Years
Harold AshfordLouis BudaThomas GoodeScott ReynoldsDouglas Westcott
Peter BellGerardine ClarkDiane Lyden-MurphyRobert Smith
Tej BhatiaAndree ClesseRandy MoneyJune Szymanski
Robin BrewerJames FawcettJanet PeaseSusan Thomas
Richard BreyerKathy FondaDeborah PellowJoyce Wallace
35 Years
Margaret AustinMargaret HimleyEileen LantierDeborah PrattDaniel Welker
Paul BarfootKathleen JacksonLynne MowersMaureen Reilly
Philip BenedictMatthew KellarVadrevu MurthyGeorge Rhinehart
Robert DaceyDonald KiltsCathryn NewtonPaul Souder
Matthew DubyJaklin KornfiltConstantinos OrphanidesRichard Stach
30 Years
Ly AlexanderSally ChowaniecDouglas HagueLois MacnaughtonJames Pampinella
Freddie AntinarellaDonna ClarySusan HendersonTimothy MaloneyArthur Paris
Scott BarnaskeyChien-Yi ChenRoberta JonesJacquelyn MeyerMary Piron
Julie BelleFiona ChewArlene KanterLinda MiloskySabina Redington
Robin Berkowitz-SmithGregory DeyoeWilliam KeeslerMargaret MincherHanna Richardson
Jamal BogorBarbara DroughtHeather Hyune-Ju KimChilukuri MohanMichael Riley
James BombardoJoseph FadakoJohn LassicYoung Bai MoonClaire Ruckensteiner
Stanley BondyAntonio GiacovelliJackie Lewis-FrenayDaniel MooreKathleen Smith
Theodore BrownJacqueline GiddingsMaureen LindseyDeborah MoorheadCora Thomas
Joseph CarfiTracy GordonPaul LongchampsKevin MorrowAmy Walker
Alfonso CastroJacquelyn GreenMary LovelyDawit NegusseyCharles Yemma
Craig ChartrandJoseph Guadagnolo Jr.Marie LutherPeter OssevoortTheresa Zollo
Maria ChawgoRobert GuilesChristine MacClurgKathleen Pabis
25 Years
Blythe BennettRobert DonerlsonJody KenneyWilliam NewellThomaidha Tili-Trebicka
Brandi BistrovichBeverly EverdingKathleen LeavensKathryn OscarleceKathryn Tunkel
Cynthia Bromka-SkafidasBarbara FoughtDaniel LoweSusan PascoTimothy Wasserman
Audrey BurianKenneth FriedenMaria MarreroDominick ProcopioIrving Weed
Brian Calhoun-BryantEdward GokeyAmy McVeyKarin RuhlandtElaine Williams
Louise CiaramellaBrooks HaxtonOscar MendezJulianna SabolKathryn Zubal-Strang
Gerard ColellaTowanda HinesLisa MoeckelEric Sedore
Anne CollinsPeter IrvinePeter Morrissey Jr.Kenneth Seelman
Kelly CondonPaula JohnsonRaymond MountainHarvey Teres
Donna DiFilippoEileen JulianEric MumptonAlex Thevaranjan