This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.


Published: May 5, 2005

Celebration illustrates achievements

To the Editor:

It was very rewarding for me as a new member of the UB community to participate in the Celebration of Academic Excellence held Friday afternoon in the Center for the Arts.

Friday's program was a vivid illustration that we have much to celebrate at UB in terms of the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students, and truly captured the essence of our academic mission.

The manifestation of that mission, as reflected through the accomplishments of our students in research, scholarship and the performing arts that were highlighted on stage during the program and in poster presentations by more than 100 undergraduate students in the atrium of the Center for the Arts, was truly inspirational. The breadth and depth of the accomplishments of the faculty and staff singled out for SUNY and university honors is remarkable.

As we build upon UB's tradition and foundation of achievement and envision the remarkable opportunities the lie before us, Friday's event provided an opportunity to highlight and reflect upon what a truly special institution UB is. I feel particularly privileged to be a part of the UB community.


James A. "Beau" Willis
Chief of Staff
Office of the President