Congratulations to Danika McMurray, Erin Page and Monica Hollenback, who received the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence!
SUNY students, their families, campus administration and faculty convened in the Albany Capital Center on April 10 to congratulate the 249 SUNY students receiving this year’s award.
“I am immensely proud of these students, who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to enriching their campuses and communities,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “From research publications in industry journals to volunteering in hospitals and local clinics to holding leadership roles at their institutions, I am inspired by each student we recognize today, including Erin, Monica and Danika from SUNY Broome. Congratulations to all of the students receiving this year’s award.”
Monica Hollenbeck of Endicott, an Early Childhood Education major, serves as Treasurer of the Broome Educators of Children Association. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has been on the President’s List every semester, all while maintaining a job at a local daycare. Monica has also been active in her community and abroad, volunteering in local hospitals, creating healing rooms for children through A Room to Heal, and traveling abroad on the Health for Haiti service learning trip. Click here to read more about Monica.
Danika McMurray of Endicott earned her degree in Liberal Arts: Individual Studies. While at SUNY Broome, Danika made the Dean’s list and now majors in Political Science at Binghamton University. Committed to civic engagement and equal opportunity, she interned with Kim Myers for Congress and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer. Additionally, she co-founded the campus’ College Democrats chapter and serves as the Vice President of Broome County Young Democrats. On campus, Danika was Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa, a student ambassador and a peer tutor. Click here to read more about Danika.
Erin Page of Johnson City is a Communication & Media Arts major. Erin has always played sports, such as volleyball and softball, while maintaining her grades at an exceptional level. At SUNY Broome, she maintained a 3.9 GPA while playing for the SUNY Broome volleyball and softball teams during her freshman year. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a Student Ambassador and the Vice President of SUNY Broome’s Communication Club. Erin also works for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies with the Video Production team at NYSEG Stadium. Click here to read more about Erin.
The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement.
Each year, SUNY campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews the accomplishments of exemplary students. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office for a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the Chancellor to become recipients of the award.