SUNY Broome instructors Shelly Purtell and Lynda Carroll received the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching, which recognizes consistently superior teaching at the graduate, undergraduate, or professional level.
Purtell is an instructor in Dental Hygiene/Medical Assisting and Health Studies, while Carroll teaches in the department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences.
“Our adjunct faculty make a critically important contribution to the learning process here at SUNY Broome,” said SUNY Broome President Kevin E. Drumm. “It is fitting that two such outstanding representatives of our adjunct cadre have been recognized by SUNY with Chancellor’s Awards. On behalf of all faculty and staff, I congratulate both for their well-deserved recognition.”
“Adjunct faculty members are fundamental to the continued quest for offering quality education,” added Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Francis Battisti. “Both of these colleagues are superb educators who offer much to their students through their expertise and dedication. Congratulations.”
The Awards are presented annually in seven categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Teaching, Classified Service, and Adjunct Teaching.
The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are System-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. Individuals selected for this honor are role models within the SUNY community. In acknowledgment of their selection, recipients are given recognition for the particular award received in the college catalogue. A certificate and a Chancellor’s Excellence Medallion are also bestowed to commemorate selection.
Additional information about the program is available online.