6 UB Students Receive First SUNY Chancellor's Award

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: June 4, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Six undergraduate students from the University at Buffalo have received the first annual Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor John W. Ryan in conjunction with SUNY's 50th anniversary celebration.

The recipients were honored at a special reception held at State University Plaza in Albany on May 27.

The awards recognized 75 students representing 26 campuses in the SUNY system, which enrolls approximately 370,000 students on 64 campuses statewide.

Award recipients were nominated by their campuses for demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, as well as for national or international recognition for accomplishments in their field.

Three of the six UB recipients are winners of national Goldwater scholarship awards, which cover tuition, fees, books and room and board, up to $7,500, for their senior year. The purpose of the Goldwater scholarship, which is funded by the Goldwater Foundation, is to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

o Keith Dalbey of Utica, a 1998 graduate who is a National Science Foundation winner and U.S. Department of Defense fellow

o Warren Lewis of Niskayuna, a 1998 graduate who plans to pursue his doctorate in chemistry at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., after studying next year in Germany on a Fulbright fellowship