2021-22 Award Recipients

Chancellor’s Medal

The Chancellor’s Medal is the University’s highest honor and is awarded to individuals in honor of their trailblazing and extraordinary contributions to the University, to an academic body of knowledge, or to society.

Jaime Alicea, superintendent of the Syracuse City School District.

Chancellor’s Citation

The award was first presented in 1979 in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching, scholarship and creative work. Today, the award seeks to recognize members of the University community who have made invaluable contributions through commitment to scholarship and research that fosters new understandings of the world and creative responses to its needs.

Excellence in Student Research

Francielli Silva Genier, fourth-year doctoral candidate in the biomedical and chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science
Amanda Greenbacker-Mitchell, second-year master’s student in wind and percussion studies in the Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Cameron Gray, senior film major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Alex Middleton, senior in communication sciences and disorders in the College of Arts and Sciences

Outstanding Contributions to the Student Experience and University Initiatives

Kelly Condon, budget support associate for the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences
Steven Schaffling, assistant dean of student success in the College of Arts and Sciences
Fei Weng, assistant teaching professor, director of China programs and master’s program coordinator in the School of Architecture

Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction

M. Lisa Manning, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the BioInspired Institute
Scott Stevens, associate professor and chair of the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies program.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Glauser, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Chancellor’s Forever Orange Award

The Chancellor’s Forever Orange is conferred on individual students, faculty or staff who—by virtue of extraordinary hard work, good values and commitment to excellence—embody the best of Syracuse University.

Patricia Burak, part-time instructor of Russian literature in the College of Arts and Sciences and faculty/staff advisor to the Ukrainian Club at SU
Father Gerry Waterman, University’s Catholic chaplain

Tolley Medal

As one of the nation’s preeminent leaders in higher education, William Pearson Tolley served as Chancellor for 27 years. The University established the Tolley Medal in 1966, in conjunction with the School of Education, to recognize strong scholarship and leadership in lifelong learning.

Allen Berger ’56, G’66

Diversity and Inclusion Award

The Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes an individual who is integral in helping us achieve academic excellence at a university that is welcoming to all through our investments in a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible campus community.

Jorge A. Castillo, director, LGBT Resource Center

Meredith Professorship of 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.

Lauryn Gouldin, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and director of the Syracuse Civics Initiative in the College of Law

Julie Hasenwinkel, professor and chair of biomedical and chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and faculty member with the University’s BioInspired Institute

The following Meredith Professors will receive the Meredith Medallion, recognizing the completion of their Meredith projects:

2019-22 Meredith Professor Wenliang (Kevin) Du, professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science
2018-21 Meredith Professor Michelle Kaarst-Brown, professor in the School of Information Studies
2018-21 Meredith Professor Tom Perreault, professor and chair of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School
2017-20 Meredith Professor Jackie Orr, associate professor of sociology in the Maxwell School

Teaching Recognition Award

In 2001, the Meredith Professorship Program was expanded to recognize teaching excellence by non-tenured faculty and adjunct and part-time instructors. Awards are given in two categories: Early Performance and Continuing Excellence.

Early Performance

Melissa Chipman, assistant professor of arctic paleoecology and paleoclimate in Earth and environmental Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences and faculty member in the Native American and Indigenous Studies program
Radhika Garg, assistant professor in the School of Information Studies
LaVerne Gray, assistant professor in the School of Information Studies
Timur Hammond, assistant professor of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School and a senior research associate in the Middle Eastern Studies program
Jun Li, assistant professor of public administration and international relations in the Maxwell School
Vera Mcllvain, associate teaching professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences

Continuing Excellence

Leela George, associate teaching professor in educational leadership in the School of Education
Joseph Pellegrino, teaching professor and Gebbie Hearing Clinic director in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Arts and Sciences

Seinfeld Scholar Award

Each year Syracuse University honors the talents of outstanding faculty or students through an award made possible by Judith Greenberg Seinfeld, a distinguished alumna and member of the University Board of Trustees. Awards are made to those who have been determined by their peers to have made outstanding contributions to the beauty of the world, to have added to human values and to ending human abuse anywhere in the world, and to have demonstrated passion for excellence, creativity and originality in academic or artistic fields.

Sophia Perida, a double major in English and textual studies and history and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program
Joseph Sherwood, a senior majoring in industrial and interaction design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts

Student-Athlete Award

This award is given to the senior female and male students with the highest cumulative grade point average over their careers as student-athletes.

Silas Derfel, a senior majoring in health and exercise science in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and a member of the men’s cross country and track and field teams
Jenna Tivnan, a senior sport management major in the Falk College and member of the women’s soccer team

2021-22 Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars

The Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars lead the Syracuse University community in the remembrance of the 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students, who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

2022 Senior Class Marshals

Ava Breitbeck, Morgan Storino

2022 School and College Marshals

College of Arts and Sciences—Ashley Clemens, Morgan Eaton, Denise Magny
College of Engineering and Computer Science—Oduduabasi Isaiah, Alexander Metcalf
College of Law—Mazaher Kaila
College of Professional Studies—Nicholas Fedrizzi
College of Visual and Performing Arts—Emily Graham, Coreynne Henry
Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics—Mackenzie Mangos, Julia Rizzo
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs—Varsha Srinivasan
School of Architecture—Erik Bakken, Jasmine Greytok
School of Education—Torian Clarke, Shayla Walsh
School of Information Studies—Michael Mccallister, Danielle Nimako
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications—Chelsea Stern, Morgan Tucker
Graduate School—Ying Zhang
Whitman School of Management—Bailey Loughnane, Tiffany Yang

2022 University Scholars

Twelve seniors are named as the 2022 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows.

2021 Emeriti Faculty

Marilyn Arnone, Mark Braiman, Hub Brown, Hans Buechler, John Burdick (posthumously), Bruce Carter, Fiona Chew, Felix Cochren (posthumously), Barry Davidson, Anthony Garza, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Margaret Himley, Kathleen Hinchman, Sharon Hollenback, George Langford, Maria Marrero, Brian Martens, Janis Mayes, Allan Mazur, Terry McConnell, Deborah Monahan, Mark Monmonier, Anne Munly, Deborah Pellow, Mark Rupert, Patrick Ryan, Owen Shapiro, Laura Steinberg, Larry Tavlarides, Frances Tucker, Raja Velu, Ernest Wallwork

2021 Years of Service Milestones

20 Years
Carrie Abbott, Frederick Beiser, Toni Besaw, James Blake, Steven Blusk, Kelly Bogart, Bianca Caiella Breed, Jeffrey Brinkerhoff, Collin Brooke, Lori Brown, Michelle Brown, Tiffany Brown, Stacie Buffum, Keith Bybee, Patrick Cabrey, Teresa Capenos, Carol Cardinell, Michael Cargill, Scott Casanova, Craige Champion, Cindi Comins, Kathryn Conrad, Nikita Coplin, Daryl Crook, Thomas Crowell, Lisa Cummings, Susan D’Amato, Francine D’Amico, Elisa Macedo Dekaney, Susann DeMocker-Shedd, Kim Desmond, Jeanne Diederich, Patrick DiRubbo, Christina Docteur, Patrick Donegan, Leon Douglas, Wenliang (Kevin) Du, Christine Erwin, Luke Fiaschetti, Sheila Fountain, Kevin Francisco, Margaret Gifford, Mark Glauser, Debra Goddard, Bradley Gorham, Edward Gorham, Melvin Graham, Jennifer Haag, Sarah Harwell, Nichole Henry, Laura Heyman, Sandra Hightower, Marie Honors, Jason Humphrey, Heidi Jackson, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Klemenz, Lisa Knych, Tammy Kordas, Tiffany Koszalka, Christopher Kyle, Scott LaPar, Rose Lundy, Mimi Mark, Frank Mavica, Diane McKenney, Kenneth Meyer, Kristopher Millett, Andrew Molloy, Stephen Mosher Jr., Marie O’Leary, Linda Owens,Traci Paninski, Michael Pasqualoni, Pamela Peter, Sarah Pralle, Sandra Puro, Christy Ramsdell, Kira Kristal Reed, JoAnn Rhoads, Mark Ritchie, Amardo Rodriguez, Stacey Royer, Tod Rutherford, Kimberley Sallie, Nicolas Scherzinger, Jennifer Schwarz, Frederick Dan Shworles, Joseph Sidoni, James Slater, Steven Smith, Pamela Socker, Thomas Sproull, Jeffrey Stanton, Daniel Stevens, Joseph Stoll, David Stratton, James Tapia, Brian Tarolli, Stuart Taub, Stephen Thorley, Nancy Totah, Stephen Usiatynski, Dominick Valentino, Jacob VanMarter III, Stephanie Vasta, Brian von Knoblauch, Patricia Ward, Keone Weigl, Robert Weiner Jr., Dani Weinstein, Lakeisha Williams, Scott Willis, Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Jacquelyn Yancey, Andrew Yandon, Stanley Ziemba

25 Years
James Abbott, Robert Applegate, Philip Arnold, James Beagle, Dessa Bergen-Cico, Erica Blust, Karen Busse, Kevin Callahan, Michael Cheatham, Andrew Clary, Mary Pat Cornish, Kevin Crowston, Tanya Eckert, Vera Gibbs, Tula Goenka, Jennifer Goode-Colla, Diane Grimes, Laura Harrington, Patrick Henchen, Doreen Henson, Gordon Hilts, Anthony Horzempa, Kristi Johnson, Elizabeth Kamell, Steven Kelly, Elizabeth Killoran, Lindsley Kimball, Gregory Lambert, Robert Lee, Edward Lewis, Donald Maitland, John Maslak Jr., Nathan Masters, Moriene Mathis-Hanlon, Kelly O’Connor, Cecilia Owens, Brian Pendergast, Scott Pitnick, Dawn Proia, George Saunders, Eileen Schell, Teresa Singleton, Kalpana Srinivas, Pamela Thomas, John Tillotson, Candace Valerio, Elizabeth Wagner, Michelle Walker

30 Years
Marina Artuso, Nancy Austin, Amiya Basu, Michel Benaroch, Colleen O’Connor Bench, Horace Campbell, Bruce Cook, Jean Gillette, Steven Heyman, Joel Kaplan, Fred Karpoff, Mary Karr, Amos Kiewe, Norman Kutcher, Maria Marceau, Sarah McCoubrey, Robert Pedrotti, Jeffrey Pitt, Garrett Prindle, Renee Roth, Mara Sapon-Shevin, Melinda Secor, Thomas Sherman, Henry Thomas, Lynn Vanderhoek, Alan Weinberger

35 Years
Douglas Armstrong, David Balitz, John Bartlett, Patricia Bergin, Shiu-Kai Chin, Susan Dean, Cynthia Dinneen, Antonina Distefano, James Duah-Agyeman, Susan Ehlers, Lisa Garvey, Prasanta Ghosh, Oscar Gilliam, Samuel Gorovitz, Tadeusz Iwaniec, Michelle Johnson, Michele Lapierre, Eric Lui, Elizabeth McCarthy, Dawn McDonough, Susan Nash, Karen Patzer, Richard Pitzeruse Jr., Faith Plvan, Sudha Raj, Daniel Rubado, Dianne Rushia, James Spencer, Christos Stathatos Jr., Wade Stringer, Martha Sutter, Bonnie Townsend, John Waters Jr., Melissa Yandon, John Yinger, Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri

40 Years
Patricia Bench, William Billy, David Castle, Neal Coffey, Janet Coombs, Margaret Cortese, Timothy Davis, Henry Edwards, Kyle Fetterly, Cynthia Hoalcraft, Linda Lowe, Nancy Mudrick, Raymond Sahm, Karla Salmonsen, Eric Schiff, Margaret Susan Thompson

45 Years
James Clark, William Lee, Maryanne Patulski, Pramod Varshney

50 Years
Patricia Moody

55 Years
Jack Graver