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.
Diane Lyden Murphy, dean of the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence
The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in four overarching categories:
Excellence in Student Research
Erin Matsuba, doctoral candidate in in school psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences
Evan Bode, master’s degree student in film and media arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Ana Aponte González, junior communications and rhetorical studies major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and women’s and gender studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences
Donyell Logan, senior medicinal chemistry major in the College of Arts and Sciences
Outstanding Contributions to the Student Experience and University Initiatives
George Wazen, library operations coordinator in the Department of Public Safety
Pun To (Douglas) Yung, associate teaching professor in biomedical and chemical engineering and bioengineering undergraduate program director in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction
Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and Population Health and director and senior research associate with the Center for Policy Research in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Qinru Qiu, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and graduate program director in the College of Engineering and Computer Science
Lifetime Achievement Award
Pramod Varshney, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 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.
Gwenn B. Judge, retired director of the Office of Budget and former acting chief financial officer
William Pearson Tolley Medal for Distinguished Leadership in Lifelong Learning
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.
Linda M. LeMura, president of LeMoyne College
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.
Amir Durić, Muslim chaplain at Hendricks Chapel
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorships 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.
Azra Hromadžić, associate professor of anthropology in the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences, the Dr. Ralph E. Montonna Endowed Professor and senior research associate in the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration
Sucheta Soundarajan, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
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.
Jenny Breen, associate professor in the College of Law
Jen Cook, assistant teaching professor of neuroscience and the primary advisor to neuroscience integrated learning major students in the College of Arts and Sciences
Kyla Garrett Wagner, assistant professor of communications in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Matthew Grzecki, assistant teaching professor of English and creative writing coordinator in the College of Arts and Science
Xiyuan (Lillian) Liu, assistant teaching professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Dean’s Faculty Fellow for Academic Affairs
Meredith Martin, associate teaching professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences
Sarah Harwell, associate teaching professor of English and associate director of creative writing in the College of Arts and Sciences
Mel White, professor of practice of advertising in the Newhouse School.
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.
Yutaka Sho, associate professor in the School of Architecture
This award is given to the senior female and male students with the highest cumulative grade point average over their careers as student-athletes.
Grace Brock, political science major in the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences and member of the women’s track and field and cross-country team
Arnaud Buard, a senior mechanical and aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the men’s crew team
2022-23 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.
2023 Senior Class Marshals
Simone Bellot and Michael “MP” Geiss
2023 School and College Marshals
College of Arts and Sciences—Julianna Mercado, Taylor Stover
College of Engineering and Computer Science—Justin Gluska, Madeline Jones
College of Law—Jessica Senzer
College of Professional Studies—Cherri Wells
College of Visual and Performing Arts—Diana Garcia-Varo, Anna (Ania) Johnston
Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics—Kyra Birenbaum, Alex Guo
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs—Christopher Beardsley
Martin J. Whitman School of Management—Rehan Balsara, Justine Salerno
School of Architecture—Brendan Carroll, Amreeta Verma
School of Education—Mary Fitzgerald, Christopher Holowczak
School of Information Studies—Ella Farrell, Mona Pudasaini
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications—Porter Holt, Mykenna Maniece
The Graduate School—Ohana Benevides Rodrigues
2023 University Scholars
Twelve seniors are named as the 2023 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows.
2022 Emeriti Faculty and Librarians
- Keith A. Alford, professor of social work, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
- Frederick Beiser professor of philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
- Richard Buttny, professor of communication and rhetorical studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts
- James R. Byrne, professor of practice in public health, food studies and nutrition, Falk College
- Linda Carty, associate professor of African American studies, College of Arts and Sciences
- Natasha Cooper, librarian, Syracuse University Libraries
- Leonard Burman, professor of public administration and international affairs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
- Joan Dannenhoffer, associate teaching professor of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Michael Davis, professor of practice and Alexia Endowed Chair in Documentary Photography, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
- Christian Day, professor, College of Law
- Jason Dedrick, professor, School of Information Studies
- Ian Gallacher, professor, College of Law
- Mark Glauser, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Cecilia A. Green, associate professor of sociology, Maxwell School
- Philip S. Griffin, professor of mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences
- Margaret Hermann, professor of political science and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, Maxwell School
- Lisa Moeckel, librarian, Syracuse University Libraries
- Rebecca Moore Howard, professor of writing studies, rhetoric and composition, College of Arts and Sciences
- Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown, professor, School of Information Studies
- Jeffrey A. Karson, professor of earth and environmental sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
- Ralph Lorenz, professor of music composition, theory and history, College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Mary E. Lovely, professor of economics, Maxwell School
- Nancy R. Mudrick, professor of social work, Falk College
- Terrell A. Northrup, associate teaching professor of international relations, Maxwell School
- Deborah Nosky, professor of practice, School of Information Studies
- Douglas Quin, professor of television, radio and film, Newhouse School
- Evgeny (Eugene) Poletsky, professor of mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences
- Tom Sherman, professor of art video, design and transmedia, College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Douglas A. Wolf, professor of public administration and international affairs, Maxwell School
- John M. Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School
2022 Years of Service Milestones
John Dannenhoffer III
Donna Edghill McLellan
Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz
Gary La Point
Werner Stavenhagen Jr.
Ryan O. Williams
Madonna Harrington Meyer
Gillian Budman Kanter
Roger Merrill III
Michael O’Mara II
M. Tammy Salisbury
Marvin Gunn Sr.
A Randall Wenner
Philip Driscoll Jr.
William Drew Jr.
Ann Marie McGinnis
James Boeheim Jr.